Policy Update

Australia's development assistance to the Pacific has low value for money, expert claims

A post from the Australian National University’s development policy blog outlines the problems with increasing development spending in the Pacific at the expense of programs elsewhere. Many factors inhibit the value of the development assistance provided to the region; challenges include obtaining national buy-in, getting leaders to accept expert advice, and achieving sustainability.

Australia's increased spending in the Pacific has been made possible through cuts to important programs elsewhere, including many targeting women, education, and economic development in Pakistan and Indonesia.

Blog post - ANU Development Policy Centre