Publications archive - International Activities and Commitments
Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.
Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.
WSSD 2002: Australia's Overseas Aid Program fact sheet
Environment Australia, August 2002
Education is a basic building block for development. Education gives people the skills and knowledge to reduce poverty and make a difference to their own lives and the lives of others.
Because education is so important, Australia will spend an estimated $A280 million through the overseas aid program in the education sector. Education is a major focus of our aid program.
Basic education gives people literacy and numeracy skills, which they can use to improve their everyday lives.