Summary of publication
Overall the Regional Program is performing well against its strategic objectives.
With a budget of $31.3 million in 2015-16, the Program supported regional economic cooperation, financial inclusion, and responses to trafficking and safe migration. A number of nascent initiatives in the economic growth pillar matured, integration of gender equality improved, and the TRIANGLE II initiative was launched following the positive evaluation of the first phase.
A number of new commitments, policies and studies that emerged from partner governments benefited from Australian advice and expertise, including Vietnam’s Delta Study, sub-decrees for water resources management in Cambodia and commitments on trafficking in persons.