Implementation of the revised 2013-14 budget is
currently under discussion with partner governments and organisations.
Australia's development cooperation with sub-Saharan Africa seeks to make a practical and unique contribution by focusing on sectors where Australia
has experience and expertise and is best able to make a difference. Australia’s assistance to Africa is focused on:
- food security and agriculture
- water and sanitation
- maternal and child health
- helping build Africa's human resource capacity.
We are also supporting African governments’ efforts to improve governance and transparency in the mining sector and are responsive to humanitarian
needs in Africa.
To maximise the impact of our programs, Australia is aligning its development efforts with the priorities and efforts of African governments and
institutions working primarily through effective multilateral partners and other donors.
Australia has invested $1,130 million in sub-Saharan Africa in the previous three years (2010-11 to 2012-13). Some of the key results include:
- providing food assistance to 7.9 million people in the region
- vaccinating an estimated 2.5 million children against measles, 2.6 million against polio and 25,000 against diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus
- providing more than 4,000 Australian Awards (scholarships) to African candidates since 1960.
More results can be viewed under the ‘see our results’ tab above.
Australia expects to provide $230.4 million in development assistance to sub-Saharan Africa in 2013–14. Australia remains committed to delivering
results in sub-Saharan Africa and our development assistance is expected to have a resounding impact in future years. We will:
- be responsive to new and existing humanitarian crises
- continue to deliver capacity building programs across African countries, including a large Awards program that will offer approximately 650 long
term and short term Australia Awards across a wide range of countries
- deliver targeted training, study tours and technical advice through our Australia-Africa Partnership Facility (AAPF)
- assist 60,000 poor farmers in Zimbabwe to purchase agricultural inputs such as seeds, fertiliser, livestock, veterinary products and crop
- continue to work with partners in Northern Kenya to provide cash transfers to 100,000 chronically food insecure households.
More on expected outcomes can be viewed under the ‘see our results’ tab above.