Policy Briefs | 18 September 2008

Beyond good governance

Australian aid has not been effective in helping the Pacific Islands region make significant progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

Jenny Hayward-Jones

  • Jenny Hayward-Jones

Australian aid has not been effective in helping the Pacific Islands region make significant progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

Jenny Hayward-Jones

  • Jenny Hayward-Jones
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Executive Summary

The focus of aid on improving public sector capacity and governance has not stimulated sufficient private sector participation to meet the development aspirations of Pacific Island populations.

In this Lowy Institute Policy Brief, The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program Director Jenny Hayward-Jones argues that Australian aid should be used to leverage growing corporate interest in reducing global poverty into investment in the Pacific - to create real income-earning opportunities for a burgeoning youth population and underscore a solid base for improved service delivery.

Download the Policy Brief here.