Ask Question - what would you say is the general trend of Australian Aid contributions between 1971 and 2009?
Why so much to Solomon Islands?
Australian Police force set up in Solomon Islands. Watch first 2 mins or so only.
• By the end of this lesson you should be able to:
• Identify the different types of Aid
• Identify the Government Agency in charge of
Australia’s foreign Aid.
• Understand which countries and regions receive
Australian Aid and why.
• Understand what Australian foreign aid is spent on
WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL AID?
• Assistance that governments of developed
countries provide to developing countries for the
purpose of encouraging economic growth and
improvements in living standards.
(Kleeman et al 2012)
WHO IS IN CHARGE
• AusAid (The Australian agency for international
Development) controls where Australia’s aid is
TYPES OF AID
- From one government to another
AusAid-Microfinance Manila (8min)
- Assistance provided by governments through international
agencies such as the World Bank and the IMF
Ausaid funding through Unicef- Phippines (8mins)
Non Government Aid
Aid provided by Non Government Organisations such as World
Vision, Red Cross and many smaller NGO’s.
Oxfam PNG water (3mins)
HOW MUCH DO WE GIVE?
• Australian Government currently gives $4.2 billion in
aid. Is this a lot?
AID GIVEN TO NGO’S
• The Australian people give $800 million per year.
Is this a lot?
• The fundamental aim of Australian Aid is to help
people overcome poverty.
• As clearly stated by AusAid, It also aims to serve
Australia’s national interests.
• It does this by promoting stability and prosperity
both in the region and the wider world.