Research for better aid

12 February 2015

An evaluation of DFAT’s investments

This evaluation assesses the degree to which the investment by the Australian aid program into research has been appropriate, effective and efficient. It also provides recommendations for improving DFAT’s future management of research investment. The evaluation highlights the need for robust knowledge management systems and a strong culture of research use to be embedded in the department. It also finds that there are clear benefits in looking to improve the investment in developing country research capacity, either directly or through partnerships with Australian and international researchers.


Last Updated: 22 July 2015
A scientist working in a laboratory
Scientists work on improving a new cholera vaccine inside a lab at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh. Credit: Conor Ashleigh / DFAT.