Australia’s 2014-15 Aid Budget

Australian Aid Policy

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Key Points

On Tuesday, the Australian Government not only cut the aid budget, but it also further redirected aid away from the majority of the world’s poor.

  • Australia spends less than $1 in aid per person in the developing world each year. This makes it incredibly important where the aid is spent.
  • Australia’s largest aid partners in the Pacific receive up to almost a $1 per person every day. This is more than 1,500 times the amount of aid Australia provides per person to Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • While reducing the overall aid budget, the Government increased aid to the Pacific and more than halved aid to Sub-Saharan Africa.

Background

On Tuesday, the Australian Government cut the aid budget for the sixth time in two years and it further redirected aid away from the majority of the world’s poor. As outlined in this post here, the Australian aid program does not…

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