Australia’s aid program is an integral part of our broader foreign and security policy objectives and priorities. The fundamental purpose of Australian aid is to help people overcome poverty.
Australia gives aid because it is unacceptable that across the world:
- 1.4 billion people live in extreme poverty
- 7 million children die every year from preventable causes; and
- 67 million kids, including 35 million girls, do not receive basic primary-level education
Eradicating extreme poverty around the world by promoting economic growth, prosperity and stability is in Australia’s national interest.
This new AusAID blog is yet another way we will be communicating the results of Australia’s new aid policy. This blog will be a new platform for discussion on Australia’s aid program and a tool that we can use to show you what we are doing and to explain the ‘why’.