Australia Taps Private Firms to Fight Poverty in Asia-Pacific

Nine innovative business projects from Asia and the Pacific will receive more than AUD5.5 million (USD4 million) from the Australian government's Enterprise Challenge Fund, Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance Bob McMullan

. The AUD20.5 million competitive grant program seeks to encourage private sector participation in initiatives that benefit poor communities.

About the author

  • 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.