Dr Terence Wood will present the recently published report that examines the changing nature of Australian government aid through the lens of publicly available data on aid flows, which provide evidence of change and allow direct comparisons between Australia and other OECD Development Assistance Committee donors. These comparisons help highlight where Australian aid conforms with international norms of good giving, where Australia lags behind the global community, and where it is a global leader.
Key findings include: a striking fall in aid generosity over time; very limited use of aid to support climate change adaptation; a strong focus on gender and women’s empowerment; and good practice in limiting aid fragmentation across countries.
The event will be a public webinar and will be recorded. The recording will be made available after the event through the Development Policy Centre website (https://devpolicy.crawford.anu.edu.au).