Summary of publication
This report summarises progress in Australia’s aid program to Vanuatu from July 2013 to June 2014.
The report shows that Australian aid to Vanuatu is helping create the right conditions to reduce poverty and build economic opportunities for ni-Vanuatu. Major investments in skills development and improved economic governance, in particular, are showing good results. However, performance was not as strong for some infrastructure projects and programs in basic education and health.
The report finds that the program is well positioned to deliver against the Australian Government’s economic diplomacy and development assistance priorities as articulated in its overarching aid policy. Future work will focus on updating the current Partnership for Development, including steps to consolidate the program, engage with the private sector and improve gender effectiveness.