At the Lab, we collaborate to pitch ideas for better development cooperation.

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OCTOBER 2022
Inquiry 01:

How can we multiply the impact of the development dollar?

The development budget isn’t likely to grow substantially any time soon, so we can ill-afford to waste a single development dollar. Not only that, but the dollars we do have will need to work harder.Development funding is essential to meeting the challenges we’re facing in relation to increasing climate crises, war and displacement, food insecurity, geo-strategic competition, and growing inequity following the pandemic. In the absence of being able to throw more money at it, we need to get the most bang for our buck.In the first Inquiry for the Pitch, the Lab has explored three ways we can make our money go further. In the third Pitch on this topic, we look at how Australia can better take advantage of philanthropic donations to further its development program.

OCTOBER 2022
Inquiry 01:

How can we multiply the impact of the development dollar?

The development budget isn’t likely to grow substantially any time soon, so we can ill-afford to waste a single development dollar. Not only that, but the dollars we do have will need to work harder.

Development funding is essential to meeting the challenges we’re facing in relation to increasing climate crises, war and displacement, food insecurity, geo-strategic competition, and growing inequity following the pandemic. In the absence of being able to throw more money at it, we need to get the most bang for our buck.

In the first Inquiry for the Pitch, the Lab has explored three ways we can make our money go further.

In the third Pitch on this topic, we look at how Australia can better take advantage of philanthropic donations to further its development program.

Pitch 01.01
Pacific Donor Coordination.
Coordinating donors in the region to avoid duplication.
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Pitch 01.02
Behind Border Corruption Measures.
Tackling corruption at home to enhance development abroad.
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Pitch 01.03
A New Approach To Philanthropy.
Removing barriers to philanthropic giving for development.

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