The International Coordinating Committee for the Reality of Aid Network today launched the 2014 Global Reality of Aid Report on the side of a meeting to discuss the “modernization of the concept of Official Development Assistance” between CSO members of the Network and the OECD Development Assistance Committee (donor delegates) in Paris.  AID/WATCH contributed 2 chapters to this report. One chapter we wrote looks at the unequal relationship between Australian and PNG in light of the aid and refugee policy nexus. The other chapter is an overview of the state of aid in Australia, both available in full online.  The full Report is available at

The theme of the 2014 Report is “Rethinking Partnerships in a Post-2015 World: Towards Equitable, Inclusive and Sustainable Development.” The contributors explored the following topics:

  • Principles and practice for inclusive partnership at the global and national levels,
  • New (and existing) models of partnering for positive development outcomes for the poor, and
  • Preconditions for equitable partnerships that contribute to sustainable development outcomes for the poor.

For over 20 years, the global network has focused on the contributions of development finance, and in particular aid, to sustainable development. With less than a year before the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire, Reality of Aid now focuses on how development cooperation should adapt to the post-2015 environment, particularly the partnerships that underscore such cooperation.


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