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Contextualising aid effectiveness: Australia's scholarship program in Africa

Makinda, S.M. and Turner, M. (2013) Contextualising aid effectiveness: Australia's scholarship program in Africa. Australasian Review of African Studies, 34 (1). pp. 40-60.

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While Australia has enlarged its scholarship program in Africa from 100 scholarships in 2007/08 to 1000 scholarships in 2012/13, it has not established a suitable mechanism for measuring its effectiveness. In this article, we explain that the growth of Australia's scholarship program in Africa has been driven by Australia's national interests and argue that, without a clear method of evaluating the program, it will be difficult to establish its value. We suggest that an appropriate assessment of such a program would place a strong focus on the aid recipients themselves - both their personal transformations and the application of their knowledge to alleviate poverty.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Management and Governance
Publisher: African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP)
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UNSD Goals: Goal 1: Ending Poverty
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