The Abbott government’slatest budget, unveiled Tuesday, directs 93 percent of Australian official development assistance for bilateral and regional programs in 2015-16 to the Indo-Pacific, just above Bishop’s 90 percent target. The Australian fiscal year begins July 1.
Deeper analysis of Australia’s 2015-16 foreign aid budget, the first since the Abbott government unveiled its aid policy framework, reveals a subtle but far more decisive shift in Australian aid dollars to just one part of the Indo-Pacific, the Pacific region.
Lorenzo is a contributing analyst for Devex. Previously Devex's senior analyst for development finance in Manila, he is currently an MA candidate in international economics and international development at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington. Lorenzo holds a bachelor's degree in government and social studies from Wesleyan University.
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