AIDWATCH submission to Aid Inquiry 2014

In this submission, AID/WATCH argues strongly against the use of aid to primarily serve Australia’s national and commercial interests. Our arguments draw on extensive research that shows that pursuit of Australia’s interests often serves to further marginalise and disadvantage the poor whom the aid program purports to assist. AID/WATCH has exposed many cases of this, such as AusAID’s Land Reform programs in Melanesia and the Cambodia Railways Project.