• Aid should be first and foremost guided by the needs of communities, allowing communities to determine their own development needs;
  • Aid should promote local ownership and sustainability;
  • Aid should be based on principles of social and environmental justice and support self-determination;
  • Aid should be a mechanism of global social responsibility; not a tool for Australia’s national interest;
  • The final outcome of aid should be to remove the need for aid.

These priorities require significant work at the grassroots level and towards a restructuring of global development finance.

 

Last Updated November 15 2010 Next page

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