Pacific Regional Aid Program Performance Report 2013-14
Summary of publication
This report summarises progress in Australia's aid program to the Pacific Region from July 2013 to June 2014.
Key findings in this APPR are:
- Australia continues to play an active role in advancing Pacific regionalism and supporting regional approaches to Pacific prosperity, development and stability. Australia has actively supported significant developments in Pacific islands regionalism in the past year, most notably leaders' approval of a new 'Framework for Pacific Regionalism'.
- The Pacific Regional program is delivering strong results. The program accounted for 4.47 per cent of the total aggregate results for the aid program in 2013-14 compared to 0.03 per cent in 2012-13 and 0.85 per cent in the 2011-12. These results include improving access to financial services for over 300,000 poor men and women, training of over 800 public servants and providing counselling to over 900 women survivors of violence.
- The program is well placed to support the Government's new development policy and performance framework and has taken early opportunities to achieve greater alignment. This has included the establishment of new partnerships with the major Pacific regional organisations (PROs), enhanced support to regional fisheries and improved focus of the regional economic growth portfolio to support the regional economic diplomacy agenda.