Australia Hikes Aid for Bangladesh

AusAID will provide AUD61.2 million (USD46 million) to Bangladesh for 2009-2010, up by nearly AUD10 million from the previous year. Education, health and poverty eradication programs will be targeted by the funding. "Our plan was to double the aid. But, for now, it is to stay as it was for the recession," Elaine Ward, AusAID's director for South Asia, told


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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.