Originally published in 1986, this book evaluated the review of the Australian Overseas Aid Program (the 1984 Jackson Report) and discusses the significance of Australia’s contribution to overseas aid for the future. The book focusses on the overall context of the Jackson report; discusses the geographical distribution of aid proposed by the report and examines aid administration in its more specific bureaucratic context and with broader questions of community participation in developmental processes.
Introduction Philip Eldridge, Dean Forbes and Doug Porter Part 1: General Issues in Aid Policy 1. Philosophy and Strategy of the Jackson Report: Towards An Alternative Perspective Philip Eldridge 2. Some International Economics Dimensions of the Jackson Report: A Critical Assessment and a Vote for Selective Support John Langmore 3. Structural Adjustment and the Jackson Report: The Nexus Between Development Theory and Australian Foreign Policy Richard Higgott Part 2: Geographical Distribution of Aid 4. Small States, Large Aid: The Benefits of Benevolence in the South Pacific John Connell 5. Ideology, Aid and the Pacific Microstates Michael Taylor 6. Australia’s Official Bilateral Aid to Asia Dean Forbes 7. Australian Aid to Africa Cherry Gertzel and David Goldsworthy Part 3: Issues in an Aid Program 8. Australian Education Aid – Who Benefits? Chris Duke 9. The Jackson Committee and Women Helen M. Hill 10. Trade and Development Steve Keen 11. The Jackson Report and Agricultural Aid Brian Chatterton and Lynne Chatterton Part 4: Organisation and Practice of Aid 12. ADAB and Aid Administration Juliet Hunt 13. The Non-Governmental Organisations Kaye Bysouth 14. Development Cooperation and Community Groups in Food and Agriculture Sarah Sargent 15. Professionalism and Technical Sophistication in Australia’s Aid Program Doug Porter