Over the last two decades, international aid has contributed to huge strides in poverty reduction, with extreme poverty rates falling in every region of the developing world. Since 1990, there are four million fewer child deaths each year, global primary school enrolment has reached an all-time high of 90% and over 2 billion people have gained access to improved drinking water.*
A new report on the impacts of the multi-billion dollar LNG Project in Papua New Guinea highlights the industry's achievements in addressing social change but warns of continuing major concerns that need to be addressed, a coalition of NGOs said today.
The report, The Community Good – Examining the Influence of the PNG LNG Project in the Hela Region of Papua New Guinea – will be launched at Parliament House on Tuesday, 29 May at 10am by Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs Richard Marles.
A new survey shows Australians expect businesses to play a greater role in international aid, with consumers now expecting more of businesses than government.
ChildFund Australia CEO Nigel Spence has today criticised the Government’s plans to take hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign aid away from developing countries for domestic purposes.
Foreign Minister Bob Carr confirmed to Ten News that $375 million will be diverted from foreign aid programs to cover asylum seeker costs in Australia. Senator Carr told Channel Ten the spending decision was within OECD guidelines and money spent on refugees within Australia was legitimate aid.
Give them a dollar or make them president and what would they do? Most children across the world say their first order of business would be to improve education by building schools, providing school supplies and increasing access to education for all children. Their next priority would be providing food and water. Almost half said they would spend their dollar on food or water, ahead of clothes, toys and sports.