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Sustainable economic development—Transport, water, urban, energy and communications infrastructure
This document provides an overview of Australia's efforts to promote sustainable economic development around the world.
Sustainable economic development is one of the five strategic goals of the Australian aid program. Infrastructure development contributes to poverty reduction by spurring economic growth, stimulating enterprise opportunities, generating employment and providing poor people with access to basic needs.
Australia’s approach to infrastructure will centre on four pillars:
- Delivering sustainable transport infrastructure
- Facilitating increased access to basic water and sanitation infrastructure services
- Creating reliable energy services and supporting information and communication technologies
- Supporting urban infrastructure planning and development.
In delivering its infrastructure program Australia will make use of delivery mechanisms and partnerships with multilateral organisations, other governments and the private sector which deliver sustainable services and real results for the poor. The focus of Australia’s investment will be on neighbouring countries in East Asia and the Pacific with an expanding program in South Asia and sub Saharan Africa.
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