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
When we work together to break down the barriers of poverty, one classroom inspires a generation, one vaccination stops a preventable disease and one seed becomes a harvest, building a brighter future for all.
Australian Aid is the name we give to the many significant ways that we come together to help communities reduce poverty and build a better and fairer future.
In the last 20 years, humanity has made great progress in shaping a more just and equal world. Together, through Australian Aid, we have played a part in that story. We want to call Australians to celebrate our important contributions on the world stage, and ensure that as a nation we are for Australian Aid.
Australia’s overseas aid budget has suffered from successive cuts, and has lost the bi-partisan support it once held. These have dramatically set back our national contribution to the crucial progress of international development.
Australian Aid makes an incredible difference in the lives of people across our region, and across the world. Now is a critical time for us to stand up for this life-changing work.
Now, more than ever, Australia needs strong support behind the life-changing work of aid.
The Campaign for Australian Aid is a joint initiative of the Make Poverty History and Micah Challenge coalitions, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation- for all Australians who believe we can and should do more as a nation to end extreme poverty around the world.