Contextualising aid effectiveness: Australia's scholarship program in Africa

Samuel M Makinda, Marianne Turner

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)40 - 60
    Number of pages21
    JournalAustralasian Review of African Studies
    Volume34
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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