Tag Archives: AusAID

Significant aid stories of 2013 | AidWorks

In this extended version of a panel discussion aired on AidWorks on January 22, Albion Harrison-Naish speaks with ActionAid Australia's Archie Law, CARE Australia's Dr. Julia Newton-Howes, and Act for Peace's Alistair Gee on the various cuts, diversions and delays suffered by Australia’s aid program in 2013. ...
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Bob Carr: Foreign Aid Raider

The Australian Government's so-called “aid raid”, exposed in 2012’s home stretch, has settled to little more than a blip on the radar. Olivia Rosenman doesn't think it should have slipped so easily off the radar, as it may reveal that the Australian public really doesn't care about aid....
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“In-donor refugee costs”: breaking down Australia’s latest aid ‘cut’

Australia's Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, announced that $375 million in foreign aid will be re-allocated to cover the expenditure of refugees in Australia. This announcement has been met with outrage and derision. In this post, Brendan breaks down what it actually means and why such practices need to change....
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Reaching the most disadvantaged children through complementary basic education with WhyDev’s Brendan Rigby | AidWorks

In this extended and exclusive interview with WhyDev's Brendan Rigby, he and Albion discuss working for UNICEF Ghana, participation in education and the growth of the development blogosphere. In particular, Brendan reflects on his experience with UNICEF Ghana supporting a complementary basic education program targeting out of school children, explaining...
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Murdoch’s war on Australian development aid

Questions about aid effectiveness and criticism of AusAID are justified in time and place. However, recent attacks by News Limited journalists on all things Australian development are often unsolicited and misinformed. In sorting the facts from fiction, Brendan Joyce actively rebuffs these criticisms and provides a reality check....
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China’s moth-eaten social safety net: who will catch the poorest of the poor? Not corporations.

China is, without a doubt, on a fast track to ‘development’ with an astonishing US$3.2 trillion in foreign reserves. But inequality, particularly rural and urban, is extreme and China’s growing wealth has resulted in multiple international aid agencies pulling out. So, who is going to pick up the slack? Emily...
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Child poverty in context: more than one way forward

CIDA, AusAID and USAID have prioritised poverty alleviation as a primary objective of their respective aid programs. Economic growth is also among the primary commitments of these governmental organisations. Janet Newbury argues that insisting on prioritising growth in efforts to alleviate poverty (at home or abroad) is not only misleading,...
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Australia’s aid review: what you need to know

On Wednesday, 6th July, the independent review of Australia's aid program was released. The review, the first in 15 years, was commissioned after corruption and waste was revealed. This is a very timely and critical review, as both major political parties in Australia have agreed to increasing the aid budget...
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