Independent review of aid effectiveness
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Summary of publication
In 2011 the Australian Government established an independent panel to undertake a review on the future direction of Australia's aid program.
The review examined whether the current systems, policies and procedures for the aid program maximise effectiveness and efficiency.
The panel members were:
- Mr Sandy Hollway AO
- Professor Stephen Howes
- Ms Margaret Reid AO
- Mr Bill Farmer AO
- Mr John Denton
The panel was supported by a secretariat led by AusAID.
The panel consulted with key stakeholders, including non-government organisations, relevant Australian Government departments, partner governments in our region and bilateral and multilateral donors. The panel also accepted written submissions from the public.
Studies commissioned by the Review Panel
The Review Panel commissioned several studies from experienced practitioners and subject matter experts to inform its work. The Review Panel drew on some of the analysis, findings and recommendations contained within these studies but also consulted other sources in formulating its final conclusions. Studies were commissioned on the following topics: