Australia Awards Alumni contributing to civil society: supporting development through volunteerism
The Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility (GTF) is a research program developed to provide evidence of the long-term outcomes of alumni of development scholarships funded by the Australian Government. This report looks at these outcomes through the lens of volunteerism and community leadership – encapsulated in the concept of contributions to civil society. It is the first detailed study by the GTF specifically focused on alumni contributions outside of their paid employment.
The report uses data from thousands of alumni to build a broad understanding of alumni leadership in their communities. It then focuses on information collected through in-depth interviews with eight alumni from across the Pacific and South-East Asia to better understand the diverse ways alumni are contributing to development through volunteerism and activities outside of their paid work.