Contractors see opportunity for private sector in AusAID reform

How will Australia’s move to re-integrate AusAID and the whole foreign aid portfolio into the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade affect private contractors?

The changes in the country’s aid landscape could actually be a very interesting opportunity for the private sector to become more engaged and transform development work, according to Mel Dunn, URS Australia General Manager for International Development and chair of IDC, the country’s top association of private contractors in the industry.

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