The Office of Development Effectiveness
Research for better aid
An evaluation of DFAT's investments
This evaluation assesses the degree to which the investment by the Australian aid program into research has been appropriate, effective and efficient. It also provides recommendations for improving DFAT's future management of research investment. The evaluation highlights the need for robust knowledge management systems and a strong culture of research use to be embedded in the department. It also finds that there are clear benefits in looking to improve the investment in developing country research capacity, either directly or through partnerships with Australian and international researchers.