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Effective Governance Development Cooperation Factsheet
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Estimated Australian Effective Governance ODA: 2023-24: $1,098.0m
Australian Governance ODA by Region, 201-22 to 2023-24
|Region||2021-22 Actual ($m)*||2022-23 Estimated Outcome ($m)*||2023-24 Budget Estimate ($m)*|
|Southeast and East Asia||248.3||256.9||320.5|
|South and West Asia||50.8||57.5||46.3|
|Africa and the Middle East||7.6||12.8||7.6|
|Rest of the World*||134.5||113.6||121.6|
|TOTAL Governance ODA||743.5||737.9||817.4|
* Inculded ODA that is not attributed to particular countries or regions.
^ Data was calculated based on the previous sector grouping of 'Governance'.
* Other partners include partners not further defined.
Effective governance underpins the vision of building a peaceful, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific.
Effective governance enables states to allocate resources and deliver equitably for all their citizens. It supports communities to be engaged and resilient in facing external pressures, shocks and shared challenges. Where governance is effective, development outcomes are stronger. Governance is Australia's largest sector investment.
Australia invests in building systems that directly contribute to stability and protecting the most vulnerable, including women and girls and people with disabilities.
Australia partners with public institutions such as parliaments, audit and law enforcement agencies, elections administration, and with multilateral, civil society and private sector organisations. Investments are tailored to the local context and support governments to develop and implement good policy, citizens to access basic services and hold leaders to account, and businesses to flourish.
Australia's support for effective governance helps realise SDG 16's focus on effective and inclusive institutions and peaceful societies.
- Strengthening democratic institutions and the quality of democratic processes in Indonesia: The Dem-Res Pilot Program worked with Indonesia's electoral management bodies and CSOs to improve electoral policies and procedures and to expand civil liberties and space.
- Supporting access to quality and transparent justice, policing and community services in Vanuatu: The VAPJP program provided institutional strengthening support across Vanuatu's key law and order institutions improving access to quality and transparent justice, policing, and community services.
- Promoting gender equality and disability inclusion in the Pacific: Australia worked in partnership with Pacific organisations to ensure that women and girls have an equitable share in resources, opportunities and decision making.