Growth in NGO donations by Australians outpaces shrinking development spending by government
Researchers at the Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University (ANU) have found that between 2000 and 2018, donations made by Australians to NGOs in the international development space have grown by 32% as a share of gross national income (GNI). This amounts to a 0.037% to 0.049% increase in absolute terms.
The growth in donations by private individuals in Australia contrasts with the 0.01% decrease in foreign assistance by the government over the same period. Development financing by the Australian government now sits at 0.23% of GNI.