The role of aid and the importance of research and information in development

Research and information are a most important function of the development assistance process and are fundamental to the solutions of the problems of developing countries. Developing countries need to develop research and development infrastructure and capacity, particularly in the field of applied research, promote coordination between research bodies and development planners and end the migration of qualified personnel to developed countries. Australia contributes significantly, both bilaterally and multilaterally to research and research related projects in developing countries that are appropriate to the needs of the recipients, have direct practical application and are of benefit to the largest possible proportion of the population. Australia's bilateral assistance program consists of projects, training, education, provision of experts and food aid with some 80 per cent of expenditure and 75 per cent of projects in the agricultural field. Ongoing research into soil stabilisation, road bed construction, drainage and surfacing is being supported by the Australian Development Assistance Bureau as part of integrated rural development programs.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 6P
  • Monograph Title: Road research in Australia: resources and needs
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 21

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  • Accession Number: 01437828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0869102028
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:12PM