Aid effectiveness review 2011-12

Media release

30 January 2013

Foreign Minister Bob Carr today welcomed the release of the Annual Review of Aid Effectiveness for 2011-12, which found that Australian overseas aid helped to save millions of lives and deliver more opportunities for the world's poor.

The Annual Review of Aid Effectiveness reports on the results achieved in 2011-12 by Australian Government agencies delivering Australia's aid program.

The Review found Australia’s foreign aid program enhanced regional security, made measureable reductions in poverty and assisted communities afflicted by disaster or conflict.

Examples of aid outcomes during the Review period included:

The Review also found the delivery of Australian aid over 2011-12 had been strengthened by:

Senator Carr said the Review had again demonstrated that Australian aid was effective and value-for-money.

"With this Annual Review we have set a new standard for aid transparency and accountability for Australia and our development partners," Senator Carr said.

The Annual Review of Aid Effectiveness is available at

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