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Infrastructure Development Cooperation Factsheet

June 2023
 

Australian Infrastructure ODA 2021-22 Actual ($m)* 2022-23  Estimate ($m)* 2023-24 Budget Estimate ($m)*
Pacific 191.4 203.1 261.5

Southeast, East Asia and Other Asia

83.3 90.1 100.9

South and West Asia

5.0 16.3 26.8

Africa and the Middle East

1.0 0.1 0.6

Rest of the World**

70.9 58.5 63.0

Total

351.7 368.1 452.8

*Due to rounding, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items in totals.
**Includes ODA that is not attributed to particular countries or regions.
 

Pie chart - Australian Infrastructure ODA Expenditure by Sector Grouping, 2022-23 Budget Estimate. 57% Transport. 18% Energy. 11% Communications. 11% Large water infrastructure. 3% Urban development and construction.

Quality, sustainable and transparently sourced infrastructure helps drive productivity, economic development and resilient societies.

We invest in quality infrastructure with a focus on long term development and economic outcomes, climate resilience, local content and sustainable financing. The availability of reliable and quality infrastructure enhances economic well-being, helps mitigate the impacts of climate change, strengthens resilience, improves security and bolsters access to educational and health opportunities.

Strategic direction

Australia is responding to the infrastructure needs of our partners. We support infrastructure investment that is transparent, meets genuine needs, delivers long term benefits and does not impose an unsustainable debt burden. We do this by focussing on enabling the delivery of quality infrastructure across a range of key sectors including energy, telecommunications, airports, ports and water, and ensuring we adhere to the highest international standards of debt sustainability.

Australia's commitments in the infrastructure space include working with Indonesia to deliver a $200m climate and infrastructure partnership, and with the Pacific through the $4 billion of total funding available through the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific.

Program highlights

  • Providing financing through the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific for fourteen investments worth around $1.25 billion for critical infrastructure projects across nine Pacific countries.
  • Established the Pacific Climate Infrastructure Financing Partnership to actively respond to the Pacific's need for climate resilient infrastructure.
  • The Partnerships for Infrastructure facility supported 28 partner agencies across eight Southeast Asian countries and ASEAN with technical assistance to help them address their substantial infrastructure investment needs.
     
Priority Sustainable Development Goals:   Goal 1, No Poverty. Goal 2, Zero Hunger. Goal 7, Affordable and Clean Energy. Goal 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth. Goal 9, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Goal 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities.  Goal 17, Partnerships for the Goals.
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