New development policy
Australia’s development priorities are set out in a new development policy for the aid program and a new performance framework to improve aid program performance, value for money and results.
More about the development policy
The Australian aid program supports the protection and promotion of human rights across all of its programs, by helping children access education, empowering women to participate in the economy, and building the institutional capacity of national human rights bodies. From an aid perspective, development and human rights are interdependent and mutually reinforcing. For inclusive economic growth and development to be sustainable, individuals in developing countries need to have secure and long-term access to the resources required to satisfy their basic needs, be they economic, social, cultural, civil or political.