Success: the big picture statistics

Just how big is Australia’s aid program? And what is the money being spent on? This infographic shows you…

Australian Aid infographic

15 responses to “Success: the big picture statistics

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  2. Thanks for the infographic. I’ve posted up a link to it on my site:

    http://nathan-lee.com/blog/2013/02/12/infographic-on-australian-aid-and-the-good-it-does-from-goodaidworks-com-au/

    I actually got to see a bit of the PNG AusAid spending a year ago doing some charity work of my own – it was a well equipped vaccination and newborns building at the hospital. Had well set up facilities – including refrigeration units capable of running on their own without power (for the vaccines) – a useful thing given that the generator for the hospital was not on for most of the day.
    Sad to think that there’s talk by Abbott of gutting the funding to pay for persecuting the “boat people” that both parties have used as a political football..
    Anyhow, thanks for doing the research.

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  7. Hi there, could you please clarify what the aim of foreign aid is? is it primordially to reduce or eliminate the causes of poverty or lesson the effect poverty have on people? As it appears to me that the reason problems like hunger, disease, homelessness and excess to education are a problem in developing countries. is because there are not sufficient local economics (production) to supply theses needs. I see that you mention things like agriculture, jobs training a governance in this pic. However I really feel like that way too often poverty’s effects are treated without investing in long term economic activities that we solve these problems permanently through local businesses being created. employing locals thus giving them the income to pay their own medical and education costs. Why aren’t we investing aid funds into large scale businesses like mines and commercial farms, thus creating thousands of jobs that end poverty for each family employed. instead we leave these emerging market opportunities to foreign companies that usually just take all the profit out of the communities. Any that is all for now. I passionately want to see poverty end.

    • Hi Ash – thanks for having a look at the site, and sorry for the delay in responding. The Good Aid Works team has been in Uganda for the past couple of weeks. Hopefully a couple of the stories we have posted elsewhere on the site will answer your question; Australian aid is funding both small business training (here: http://goo.gl/2r6wd) and youth employment training (here: http://goo.gl/uF58B). Couldn’t agree more that employment is critical to addressing poverty!

    • Hey Albert, sorry for the late reply, the Good Aid Works team has been in Uganda for the past couple of weeks, but I believe someone was in touch with your colleague about this – cheers, dom.

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