Good research can lead to positive change for the world’s poorest and improve the quality and effectiveness of development policies and programs. That’s why Australia is committed to a research portfolio that achieves impacts for the world’s poorest people. We fund research through:
- competitive funding mechanisms (such as the Australian Development Research Awards)
- research partnerships with different Australian, international and developing country research institutions
- commissioning research to address a specific question or clearly defined research gap
- one-off research grants, when an existing program of research is relevant to the Australian aid program.
More information on how Australian aid funds research
Randomised cluster control trial evaluating the impact of Early Childhood Education and Development initiative across Indonesia
This research evaluates the impact of an Early Child Education and Development project conducted by the Government of Indonesia via a US$12 million World Bank loan. Published in 2010, updated October 2012.
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Identifying strategies to sustain professional learning communities for teachers in remote primary schools in PNG
This research examines the major needs of professional learning for teachers in remote primary schools in PNG and the key policy and operational directions to build and sustain successful professional learning communities. Published in 2010, updated October 2012.
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A baseline study of the current status of engagement of Australian universities and research institutions in Education for Development
This research by The Centre for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Melbourne, evaluates the engagement of Australian universities and research institutions in Education for Development. Published in August 2012.
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