DFAT commissioned an independent review of facilities to ensure they are meeting objectives. We are always looking to strengthen our programs so Australian aid dollars achieve the highest possible impact. The review was independent and part of our rigorous assessment processes. It was commissioned as an internal report to be used for continuous improvement of systems and processes, using a sample of six facilities.
The review found facilities are a highly relevant model for effectively delivering Australian aid. Facilities enable a flexible, adaptive and responsive link between technical and political engagement to optimise the impact of aid. The review found that facilities are achieving results on the ground in a range of countries where we have larger aid programs.The review provides valuable lessons to inform current, planned and future aid programs. DFAT welcomes the findings of the review and agrees with the seven recommendations made by the reviewer.