NGOs defend Australian government’s commitment to scale up aid budget

The Australian Council for International Development is confident the Australian government will honor its commitment to increase the country’s aid budget in the coming fiscal year.

ACFID, an independent network of Australian nongovernmental organizations, was reaching to reports of the possible delays to the government’s fulfillment of said pledge.

The government of Prime Minister Julia Gillard has “affirmed that their commitment is on track and we have no reason to doubt that they would break this promise,” ACFID head Marc Purcell said. He said the government’s response to a recent review of Australian foreign assistance is a “clear plan” for scaling up the country’s aid program.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.