Summary of publication
This Aid Program Performance Report (APPR) outlines the objectives of the Australian Government’s bilateral aid program to Tonga as articulated in the Australia-Tonga Aid Partnership Arrangement 2016-19. It assesses progress towards these objectives from July 2016 to June 2017 and provides recommendations for improving program performance going forward.
Total Australian aid to Tonga in 2016-17 was $28.9 million, including $17.6 million in bilateral assistance. Australia continues to use the Government of Tonga to deliver a large portion of its development assistance and maintains a strong working relationship with Tonga on development and other issues.