AusAID will provide TI, a nongovernmental organization monitoring corporate and political corruption worldwide, with 11 million Australian dollars ($10.8 million) over the next four years, according to a news release from the aid agency. The funds will be used to ramp up TI’s work in Africa and Latin America. AusAID’s total commitment to TI now amounts to AU$18 million.
On May 28, AusAID Director-General Peter Baxter and The Asia Foundation President Peter Baxter signed an agreement expanding the collaboration between their organizations. The deal runs for three years and is valued at AU$19.5 million.
According to The Asia Foundation, it has been receiving AusAID funding for projects in 11 Asia-Pacific countries since 2004. The pair’s shared priority areas for the region include effective governance, law and justice; conflict, security and state fragility; women’s empowerment and gender equity; and inclusive economic growth.
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