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Cover of Papua New Guinea and Pacific Island Countries - WSSD 2002: Australia's Overseas Aid Program fact sheet

Papua New Guinea and Pacific Island Countries

WSSD 2002: Australia's Overseas Aid Program fact sheet
Environment Australia, August 2002

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About the fact sheet

Australia's aid program to PNG comprises about one fifth of the total aid budget. In 2002-03, Australian aid to PNG will amount to around $A314 million.

Australia's aid program is working step by step with PNG to reduce poverty and attain sustainable development.

Australia assists many Pacific island countries including Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

These countries are small and isolated - even from each other - and are far away from major markets for the goods and services they need to buy and sell.

All these factors have a dramatic impact on people's lives and make it hard for them to escape poverty.

By helping islanders become more self reliant, we reduce the need for foreign assistance and help make the region more stable.