Papers: Submission to the independent review of aid effectiveness

The Australian government recently established an independent panel to review the effectiveness of Australia’s aid program.  Stakeholders were asked to make submissions to the review according to the set terms of reference.

Palms Australia made this brief submission, outlining some areas in which it sees potential improvement in Australia’s development programs.

A list of all submissions is available on the aid review website.

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