Australian Government policy
The Australian Government Aid policy promotes develoment through sustainable economic growth and poverty alleviation. DFAT policy identifies civil society, in particular NGO and CBO, as important partners in achieving these development intentions.
DFAT policy recognises that civil society organizations are diverse and bring a range of strengths and capacities which are often complementary to those able to be provided by Government and the Private Sector.
australia seeks to work with Civil Society where its priorities with Australian aid priorities. This includes service delivery as well as contribution to good governance and equitable development.
Australian Aid Investment in Samoa
In Samoa, DFAT’s strategic areas of focus include health, gender, disability, youth, education and livelihoods. It supports strengthened governance through multiple activities. The Australian Aid Investment Plan for Samoa states that Australia will work closely with Samoa’s own development plans and channel the majority of assistance through the Samoan Government. In this context CSSP II provides an important mechanism for Australia funds to be channelled to civil society to complement the work it supports directly with government.
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DFAT’s intention in its origninal support for CSSP was to see funding delivered more directly to marginalised people leading to tangible change, and further development of civil society in order to complement government leadership and policy development. While CSSP I made some good steps towards both these intentions in the first phase, it has not yet realised its full potential. For DFAT support to continue, a second phase should have clear focus on these intentions and a more deliberate strategy towards these ends.
DFAT requires more explicit links to its priority areas of focus, articulated in its Aid Investment Plan in the next phase.
Source: CSSP II Design Document 2016-2020