Gauging Change in Australian Aid: Stakeholder Perceptions of the Government Aid Program

Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 237–250

Crawford School of Public Policy, The ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

14 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2017

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Terence Wood

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

Camilla Burkot

Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre

Stephen Howes

Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre; Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

Date Written: March 14, 2017

Abstract

In this article, we use data from the 2013 and 2015 Australian Aid Stakeholder Surveys to gauge the extent of the changes to the Australian Government Aid Program since the 2013 federal election. The two surveys targeted the same set of stakeholders of the aid program, and both gathered data on a wide range of aspects of its functioning. As we assess the findings that emerged from the surveys, we situate our work amongst recent academic studies that have looked at the post-2013 aid changes in Australia. Our key findings are that the post-2013 changes to Australian aid have had wide-ranging impacts and have led to deteriorating overall aid quality. However, changes have not affected all aspects of the aid program equally, and some changes are starting to be reversed. In discussion, we examine what these developments mean for the future of Australian aid.

Suggested Citation

Wood, Terence and Burkot, Camilla and Howes, Stephen, Gauging Change in Australian Aid: Stakeholder Perceptions of the Government Aid Program (March 14, 2017). Crawford School of Public Policy, The ANU College of Asia & the Pacific. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2992958

Terence Wood (Contact Author)

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy ( email )

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Camilla Burkot

Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre ( email )

Building 132, Lennox Crossing
Acton
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

Stephen Howes

Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre ( email )

7 Liversidge Street (Bld 70)
Lennox Crossing
Canberra, 0200
Australia

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building, #132, Lennox Crossing
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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