What’s your opinion about Australian aid?
By Terence Wood and Camilla Burkot
As part of our ongoing research on public opinion about aid, in 2016 we placed a set of questions about aid in a large national public opinion survey, the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (AuSSA). We’re beginning to analyse the results, and we’re interested in comparing what the public told us with what you — members of the Australian aid and development community — think.
To help us with this, please fill out the survey if you currently work in aid, previously worked in aid, or are a volunteer, academic or student working on international development issues. Please feel free to share the survey link with your colleagues and friends in the Australian aid and development community. The survey is targeted specifically at those involved with Australian aid, though not limited to those who are based in Australia.
The questions are multiple choice and high level (does Australia give too much aid, or not enough? Why should Australia give aid? And the like). If you work in aid, they’ll be fun and easy to answer.
The survey will only take about 5 minutes to complete and your responses will be held in strict confidence. At the end of the survey, you can enter your email address if you wish to receive notification of the results, or alternatively you can keep an eye on the Devpolicy Blog where we’ll be publishing the findings once we have finished analysing them.
About the author/s
Terence Wood is a Research Fellow at the Development Policy Centre. His research focuses on political governance in Western Melanesia, and Australian and New Zealand aid.
Camilla Burkot was a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre, and Editor of the Devpolicy Blog, from 2015 to 2017. She has a background in social anthropology and holds a Master of Public Health from Columbia University, and has field experience in Eastern and Southern Africa, and PNG. She now works for the Burnet Institute.