First report

April 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN: 978-1-74366-962-4

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Membership of the Committee

  Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
  Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee

Terms of reference

List of abbreviations

List of recommendations

1. Introduction

  Overview of the inquiry
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Previous inquiries
  Scope of this first report

2. Context of the inquiry

  Overview of Australia’s aid program
  Regional and international context
  Committee comment

3. Support for Australia's aid program

  Levels of public support
  Shifting views on Australia’s aid program
  Appropriateness of the term ‘aid’
  Committee comment

4. Effectiveness of Australia's aid program

  Performance framework
  Recent reviews of aid performance
  Other views on effectiveness
  Committee comment

5. Private sector development

  Aid for trade
  Private sector partnerships
  Local procurement
  Committee comment

6. Empowering women and girls

  Focus on improving outcomes for women and girls
  Stakeholder views
  Committee comment
  Continuation of the inquiry

A. List of submissions

B. List of exhibits

C. List of public hearings

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2313