New development policy
Australia’s priorities in education 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
Australia Awards delivered under the Australian aid program continue a long tradition of development scholarships that have been an important component of the Australian government's overseas aid program since the 1950s. They aim to:
- develop capacity and leadership skills so that individuals can contribute to development in their home country; and
- build people-to-people linkages at the individual, institutional and country levels.
Australia Awards contribute to the achievement of development objectives across a range of sectors and are a feature of nearly all of Australia's bilateral aid programs. The Australian Government works closely with its partners in developing countries to ensure that Australia Awards support the development priorities of each country.
The Government will offer close to 4,500 scholarships and fellowships in 2014-15.