Australian Aid helps the world’s most promising people as they break down the barriers of poverty that prevent them from realising their potential. Make Poverty History believes we can shape a better and fairer future.
In the last 20 years, humanity has made great progress towards a more just and equal world – including almost halving the number of children around the world who die before their fifth birthday. Together, we have all played a part in that story.
Make Poverty History encourages Australians to come together and celebrate our important contributions on the world stage.
Join us in celebrating the power of Australian Aid
The Australian Government must deliver on the commitment to invest 0.5% of our nation's income in overseas aid.
We must ensure that aid goes to the most vulnerable and poorest communities.
We must support nations to tackle tax evasion by increasing transparency and improving tax collection, as well as supporting poor communities to adapt to the impacts of global warming.
Australia has one of the leading economies in the world. According to the International Monetary Fund, we have the seventh highest income per person. Furthermore, our level of debt is by far the lowest of any major developed country.
We can afford to do better to help provide lifesaving support such as health, education and clean water to the world’s poor. Have a look at how some other countries are achieving this global agreement on overseas aid spending:
1.02% / GNI
0.7% / GNI
0.4% / GNI
0.37% / GNI