Australia

Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Progress Overview

Total: 4 Commitments

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Political Prioritization

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The Australian government is committed to water and sanitation in the Australian aid programme.

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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

Australian Government launched a new aid policy \"Australian Aid:promoting prosperity, reducing poverty, enhancing stability in June 2014. The policy features water and sanitation in key investment areas of Water, Infrastructure and Health.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is developing strategies and operational guidelines for Water, Infrastructure and Health investments.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

The Australian aid programme will work closely with the private sector in water and sanitation via support for private sector partnerships, or by working with national governments to remove policy and institutional barriers to effective private sector engagement.

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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

Australian Government aid policy \"Australian Aid:promoting prosperity, reducing poverty, enhancing stability\" recognises that aid programs need to change to support economic growth for development and alternative financial flows.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Australian Government aid policy \"Australian Aid:promoting prosperity, reducing poverty, enhancing stability\" reshapes the aid program to strengthen private sector involvement in our partner countries by improving the business enabling environment and helping create better functioning markets.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

The Australian government is developing new quality assurance measures via a benchmarking system, which will monitor performance to ensure that aid programme investments deliver the best value for money.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

Global Monitoring

Milestones of Progress:

Australia developed a new perfomance framework \"Making Perfomance Count-: enhancing the accountability and effectiveness of Australian aid\" that drives links between perfomance and aid funding decisions.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued the report \"Performance of Australian Aid 2013-14\" in February 2015 and will report annually on progress. WASH investment will be guided by strategy performance frameworks.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

The Australian aid programme will work closely with our neighbouring countries in the Indo-Pacific region to support them to make WASH investment a national policy priority.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

Australian Government aid policy \"Australian Aid:promoting prosperity, reducing poverty, enhancing stability\" gives a sharper geographic focus on the Indo-Pacific region and recognises that is where Australia



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is developing performance frameworks for Water, Infrastructure and Health investments to guide regional and country investment decisions. Country program investment decisions will be determined through the annual budget process which is guided by strategy performance frameworks.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence