In one of the most significant gifts ever given to The Australian National University, the Harold Mitchell Foundation announced on 22 November $2.5 million in funding for the Development Policy Centre in the Crawford School of Public Policy.
Established in 2010, the Centre is Australia’s first independent think tank to promote research and discussion on key issues such as aid effectiveness, economic development in the Pacific and PNG, and other development policies.
ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young said the generous gift from the Harold Mitchell Foundation would allow the Centre to continue its important work, and announced that the University would match the gift, bringing the total value of support the Centre is receiving to $5 million.
Money well spent: Read an article about how the Harold Mitchell Foundation’s gift is set to help ensure that Australian aid is able to give more to countries in need.
Harold Mitchell Development Policy Annual Lecture: watch Emilia Pires, Finance Minister of Timor-Leste deliver the inaugural Harold Mitchell Development Policy Annual Lecture on the topic Timor-Leste and the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States.