This is the Government's invitation to the private sector to work with us on social and economic development challenges in our region. By bringing the private sector in as a core partner in delivering support to our partner countries, we are opening up a world of new possibilities across our priority investment areas:
Operational Framework for Private Sector Engagement
On 28 March 2019 the Operational Framework for Private Sector Engagement in Australia's Aid Program was released. The Operational Framework is an action plan to strengthen the Department's culture, capability and systems to engage with the private sector and improve the ease of business engagement with the Department.
Read the Operational Framework for Private Sector Engagement
For further information, contact our Private Sector Development Section at email@example.com
"We congratulate the Australian Government on adopting a shared value strategy to engage private corporations in global development."
"Partnering with business… will enable the Australian Government to multiply the impact of its resources and places Australian aid at the forefront of global innovation."
Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer, creators of Shared Value concept
Why work with us?
We aim to work together to leverage each other's assets, connections, creativity and expertise to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. We will achieve this by being a credible, capable partner to the private sector and by engaging with the private sector as one of our mainstream partners.
Want to work with us?
First review where we give aid and our development priorities to see what opportunities are available in your area of interest. If our interests align, the next step is to contact the relevant Embassy or High Commission if you are outside of Australia, or DFAT's state and territory offices within Australia.
Our portfolio partners
The aid program is managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, with growing links to other parts of the portfolio including Austrade, EFIC and ACIAR.
Some of our partners