Presentation by David Shearer to Fisheries Project Leader Meeting, june 2013


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Presentation by David Shearer, ACIAR Director Corporate, to the ACIAR Fisheries Project Leader Meeting, June 2013.
Topic: About ACIAR - current developments (external review), reporting against the CAPF, situation report.

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  • Food securityNot just survival, but viable enterprisesWhat is Australia’s particular expertise?Must really make a difference
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  • Presentation by David Shearer to Fisheries Project Leader Meeting, june 2013

    1. 1. ACIARPresenter Mr David ShearerDirector Corporate, ACIARTopic “Corporate presentation: About ACIAR and its Future”Date 6 June 2013Venue ACIAR Fisheries Project Leader meetingPort Stephens, NSW
    3. 3. ACIAROutline• Comprehensive Aid Policy Framework• Brief overview of ACIAR today• Independent review of ACIAR• Budget• Draft strategic plan• Internal “things” we are working on
    4. 4. ACIARACIAR’s mission• To achieve more productive andsustainable agricultural systems for thebenefit of developing countries andAustralia through internationalagricultural research partnerships• Tested and robust
    5. 5. ACIARComprehensive AidPolicy Framework (CAPF)• Guides scale-up to 0.5% GNI by 2017-18– Geography and strategic goals• Aid allocation criteria– Poverty– National interest– Our capacity to make a difference– Current scale and effectiveness• Results framework– MDG; headline; efficiency & effectiveness
    6. 6. ACIAR
    7. 7. ACIARSaving lives Promoting opportunities for all Sustainable economic development Effective governanceHumanitarian anddisaster preparednessand response> More than 10 millionchildren will bevaccinated, reducingchild deaths and illness> More than 1 millionadditional births willbe attended by a skilledbirth attendant> More than 8.5 millionpeople will be providedwith increased accessto safe water andwomen will be equallyrepresented on waterand sanitationmanagementcommittees> More than 5 millionadditional people willhave increased accessto basic sanitation and 5million people willhave increasedknowledge of hygienepractices> 4 million more boys and girls willbe enrolled in school with 24,000classrooms built or upgraded and1.2 million students providedwith financial or nutritionalsupport> 190,000 teachers and 300,000school officials will be trainedand 12 million textbooksprovided, contributing to 20million boys and girls obtaininga better quality education> More than 100,000 people willbe provided with disabilityservices like prostheses andmore than 500,000 boys andgirls will attend schools that aremore accessible to children withdisabilities> 40,000 women survivors ofviolence will receive services,including counselling> At least 17,000 people (at leasthalf of them women) will beawarded tertiary scholarshipsand return home to assist theircountries‟ economic development> People’s access to services andmarkets will be improved with9,600km of roads constructed,rehabilitated or maintained> 750,000 farmers (at least 40 percent women) will be able to accessnew agricultural technologies,resulting in increased crop value ofover half a billion dollars> 2.3 million poor people (at least 50per cent women) will have increasedaccess to financial services such asloans to start small businesses and1.4 million poor people willincrease their incomes throughmarket development programs> At least 4.2 million vulnerablewomen and men and children will beprovided with social protectionsupport such as cash transfers orbasic nutritional support> Up to 20 countries will be assistedwith adaptation programs to reducevulnerability to climate change andup to 10 countries will be assisted tominimise carbon emissions throughtechnological and regulatory supportas their economies grow> Communities will haveimproved safety with14,000 law and justiceofficials trained> Partner governmentswill become moreeffective at providingbasic services to thepoor with 23 countriessupported to improvepublic financialmanagement, trainingprovided for 17,000public servants (atleast 25 per centwomen), and 680 civilsociety organisationssupported to trackservice provision> 30 million vulnerablepeople will be providedwith life-savingassistance in conflictand crisis situations> AusAID disasterresponse will belaunched within 48hours of a request forassistance inanticipatedhumanitarian crises
    8. 8. ACIARACIAR today01020304050602000 2005 2010Staff Numbers0501001502002503003502000 2005 2010Project Numbers010203040502000 2005 2010Country Numbers$0$20$40$60$80$100$120$140$1602000 2005 2010Administered Budget„000,000$-$0.5$1.0$1.5$2.0$2.52000 2005 2010Average Project Size ($)„000,000Observations• Number of countries engaged are trendingupwards, almost doubling in the last 5 years.• Administered budget figures are trendingupwards, more than doubling in the last 5years.• Project size and complexity are both trendingupwards.• Staff numbers have fluctuated slightly butlargely remained the same.
    9. 9. ACIARBudget outline• Australia– ODA to $5.7 billion in 2013-14.– Increase of approximately $500 million or 9.6per cent on 2012-13.– 0.37% of GNI. 0.5% of GNI target delayed to2017-18.• ACIAR– Administered from $82,332K in 2012-13 to$83,720K in 2013-14– Ongoing funding from AusAID anticipated– Departmental shows a decline in 2013-14 and2014-15 with a turnaround in 2015-16 and2016-17.– Draw on management fees from AusAID tosupport the delivery of our program.– Overall good outcome
    10. 10. ACIARBudget
    11. 11. ACIARExpenditure by regionRegion 2012-13 2013-14Pacific 14% 16%East Asia 41% 46%South and West Asia 17% 21%Sub-Saharan Africa 22% 15%MENA 7% 2%
    12. 12. ACIARIndependent review• Focussed on appropriateness, effectivenessand efficiency• Commissioned by Minister Carr last Sept– First since 1998• Independent panel– Mr Bill Farmer AO; Prof Ron Duncan; DrWendy Jarvie; Mr Terry Enright• Comprehensive consultations• Sets future direction for ACIAR– Recommendations accepted by Minister Carr
    13. 13. ACIARFuture of ACIAR• Retain independence, but part of WoGODA process• Consider future issues – nutrition,mining, energy, climate change,“stresses on production from oceanfisheries”• Evolve partnerships due to changingcapability (individual, institutional andregional)• Tell our story• Better stakeholder engagement
    14. 14. ACIARReview recommendations• Rec 1: Position ACIAR fully within newwhole of government process, includingRec 3: country strategies, but Rec 6:annual strategy setting for Commission• Rec 5: ACIAR lead approach to CGIARengagement• Rec 8: new programmatic, regional andpartnerships with emerging economies• Rec 10: Focus aligned with CAPF and“innovative collaborations”• Rec 12: multidisciplinary approach, Rec13: involving business and NGOs
    15. 15. ACIARReview recommendations• Rec 17: improve transparency of projectpartner selection, Rec 19: integratedprogram management database and Rec20: systematic approach for CAPFreporting (Rec 24: continue own impactand adoption studies)• Rec 25: develop high level narrative, Rec26: WoG public affairs and Rec 27:strategic stakeholder engagement
    16. 16. ACIARStrategic plan• To– Give effect to recommendations fromIndependent Review– Give clarity to partners aboutgeographic and thematic focus, andresults to be achieved– Position ACIAR well for the future as acapable institution delivering highimpact results as part of Australia‟sdevelopment assistance effort
    17. 17. ACIARStrategic goals1. Improve food security2. Improve income, employment andenterprise opportunities3. Reduce negative impacts of climatechange and other environmentalfactors4. Build individual and institutionalresearch for development capacity
    18. 18. ACIARWhere we will work• Bilateral = 70%, global = 30%• Influenced by:– the level of poverty– Australia‟s national interest;– Australia‟s capacity to deliver and make adifference– the scale and effectiveness– which countries require agricultural researchinvestment– where Australian research partnership is anappropriate mechanism– the benefits that are likely to accrue for thatcountry and for other countries with similarneeds and potential.
    19. 19. ACIARResults we will achieve• Focussed on poverty impacts, throughresearch outputs and farmer adoption• Australian Government results for foodsecurity:– 750,000 poor women and men who gainaccess to and use agriculturaltechnologies,– USD0.5B of additional agriculturalproduction• Benefits to Australia are an importantcontributor
    20. 20. ACIARInternal “things”• Business systems improvements– Integrated systems– Project development process
    21. 21. ACIARThank you