PB7 Global aid in 2013: a pause before descending

Development Policy Centre Policy Brief No. 7

By Robin Davies and Michelle la O’

October 2013

Global aid has fallen in each of the last two years. Will 2013 be another year of cuts? Based on public information from the 15 largest donors, we estimate the direction and magnitude of changes in global aid from 2012 to 2013. The 2013 spending outcome is likely to show marginal growth relative to 2012 but the medium-term outlook is for further contraction.

Davies, R. & la O’, M. 2013, ‘Global aid in 2013: a pause before descending’, Policy Brief No. 7, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra.

Ashlee Betteridge

Ashlee Betteridge was the Manager of the Development Policy Centre until April 2021. She was previously a Research Officer at the centre from 2013-2017. A former journalist, she holds a Master of Public Policy (Development Policy) from ANU and has development experience in Indonesia and Timor-Leste. She now has her own consultancy, Better Things Consulting, and works across several large projects with managing contractors.