Australia has phased out bilateral aid to India. This corresponds with the Indian Government’s preference to receive aid from fewer and larger donors, as well as encourage smaller donors such as Australia to channel their aid through multilateral and non-government organisations. There will be no allocation of bilateral aid in 2014–15, however, Australia will continue to provide targeted assistance through multilateral organisations and regional or global programmes where we can make a difference to poor people. Cooperation with India through the South and West Asia Regional programme aims to enhance technical cooperation to improve water, food and energy security.
Last reviewed: 13 May, 2014