The Australian Government called for submissions to guide a new Australian development policy. This policy will drive the Government’s international development efforts in support of security, stability, prosperity and resilience in the Indo-Pacific.
The new policy will cover development program activities as well as wider government initiatives that support international development. The new policy will also provide a framework for the development of new comprehensive country and regional plans. A streamlined performance framework will accompany the policy to communicate the value and impact of Australia’s development cooperation program.
The start of a new decade brings with it an opportunity to build a new, modernised International Development Program which can alleviate poverty, inequality and injustice, whilst strengthening Australia’s international relationships.
CBM Australia is excited to be able to contribute towards this process and support partners, coalition members and the sector to inform an inclusive future for the aid program.
CBM Australia supports a development program built on the principles of inclusion, equality and empowerment. Australia’s new program should similarly reflect our values while supporting our interests. Our investment in the stability and resilience of developing countries works to improve our own security and prosperity and ensure that we are a good neighbour regionally and play an important global role in building a better world for us all.