Summary of publication
This Aid Program Performance Report (APPR) report summarises the performance of Australia’s aid program delivered by the innovationXchange (iXc) from July 2017 to June 2018. The report assesses the iXc’s progress in achieving the objectives set for the period. The adoption by DFAT of a new Innovation Strategy in July 2018 provides the iXc with different objectives and priorities for the year 2018-19. The new objectives require adapting the role of the iXc so that it supports the whole of DFAT to become an exemplar of innovative practice within Government, delivering impact and influence by embedding innovation practices. Over the next year, the iXc will transition away from a programmatic focus, whilst maximising the impact gained from existing investments by selecting the most promising innovations for scaling, improving focus on gender and, further evaluating programs and better communicating lessons and results.