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OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Australia 2018

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Australia has a strong voice on the global stage. It actively and consistently advocates for the interests of small island developing states and the Pacific region and on issues such as disaster risk reduction and gender equality. In line with this focus, the government has introduced a clear overarching policy vision and associated strategies and guidance for development co-operation. A robust performance framework reflects Australia’s strategic orientations, with value for money at the forefront. Among other issues, this review also looks at how the Australian government has managed the integration of aid within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the resulting opportunities and challenges.

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Policy vision and framework

Australia overhauled its development policy framework following the integration of AusAID into DFAT. National interests and economic diplomacy are highly visible in the new strategic framework. New policy priorities and geographic concentration have largely been achieved through a set of performance benchmarks. Australia is still in the process of setting out its alignment with the 2030 Agenda.

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