Doing business with DFAT: A procurement process guide

Flood aid to Solomon Islands. Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is still finalizing its full, consolidated procurement framework. The process, however, remains largely the same. Photo by: Tony Bransby / DFAT / CC BY

Australia fell “under new management” in September 2013, when Tony Abbott was elected prime minister. Shortly after taking office, Abbott introduced changes to the Australian aid program — beginning with the integration of what was then the Australian Agency for International Development into the Department Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Barely a year later, Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop introduced further reforms in the Australian aid program. Dubbed the “new aid paradigm,” the revised policy now sets performance benchmarks for the country’s implementing partners.

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    Juan Carlos is an analyst at the Devex Manila Office where he provides business information by producing early intelligence, donor funding strategy, and project reports. A strong advocate of civic education, he also teaches undergraduate courses on Philippine politics and governance.