Category Archives: AusAID

Australian Agency for International Development (http://ausaid.gov.au)

The economic costs of non-communicable diseases in the Pacific Islands

There are three main messages contained in the recently released World Bank report ‘The economic costs of Non-Communicable Diseases in the Pacific Islands: a rapid stocktake of the situation in Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu‘ (available here [PDF]) (the report did not include analysis of Papua New Guinea). First, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) impose large health, financial and economic costs on developing countries, including those in the Pacific. NCDs, including heart disease, […] Continue reading

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Call for Applications: AusAID Development Research Awards Scheme (ADRAS) Round 2012

“The AusAID Development Research Awards Scheme (ADRAS) Funding Round 2012 is now open for the submission of applications [until 21 September]. The ADRAS is a key component of the AusAID Research Strategy 2012-2016, the purpose of which is to improve … Continue reading

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Engage: The 2009 Samoan tsunami

The 2009 Samoan tsunami: Impressive reconstruction efforts, but Samoa’s scars still run deep. A post to AusAID’s Engage blog by Rob Tranter.

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AusAID: new country profiles and documents online

AusAID has developed a staged approach to increasing the transparency of its activities. Central to this initiative is a new web platform able to support dynamic data. New country profile pages are now available for these island nations of the … Continue reading

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Australia to assist Pacific and developing nations to attend crucial Rio+20 Conference

Foreign Minister Bob Carr today announced the Australian Government will provide up to $1 million to help small island and developing states, including our Pacific island neighbours, to participate in the Rio+20 Conference in June. Continue reading

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Support for Australians in Fiji and Fiji disaster response

Foreign Minister Bob Carr has confirmed the Australian Government is providing a range of support and assistance to Australians affected by heavy rain and flooding in Fiji. Australia is working closely with Fijian organisations to assist assessments of… Continue reading

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Australia and Pacific Islands working to create healthier, active lifestyles

Representatives from 14 Pacific nations are meeting in Brisbane this week to look at ways sport can be used to fight diseases like diabetes and obesity which have become leading causes of death and disability throughout the Pacific. Continue reading

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Supporting a better future for women in PNG

Education is the key to helping women and girls escape poverty, Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, Richard Marles, told a gathering of women leaders at an International Women’s Day Breakfast in Papua New Guinea this morning. Continue reading

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Engage: HIV and the Highlands Highway

HIV and the Highlands Highway. A new post to AusAID’s Engage blog by Prue Borthwick.

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Celebrating human rights 2011

In the lead up to Human Rights Day, celebrated around the globe on December 10, Australia has announced support to 41 organisations that are promoting and protecting human rights throughout the developing world. Continue reading

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Australia working to assist fragile states

Today, at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, Republic of Korea, Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd endorsed an agreement on a new global direction for assisting fragile states. Continue reading

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mWomen Global Development Alliance

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, today announced a new three-year partnership with the GSMA mWomen Programme to increase mobile phone ownership among women in the developing world. Continue reading

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Australia and Indonesia working together – education for all

Australia and Indonesia today highlighted their shared commitment to education and helping millions of children to go to school. Continue reading

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Transparency in the Australian aid program

Australia has today strengthened its commitment to effective and transparent aid with the online publication of detailed information on the work of Australia’s aid program. Continue reading

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Australia and the United States – Committed to stopping violence against women in the Pacific

Australia and the United States have reaffirmed their commitment to work together to prevent violence against women in the Pacific. Continue reading

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