Australia’s international development assistance in Vanuatu helps promote prosperity, reduce poverty and enhance political stability.
Australia Awards scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development. Through study and research, recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links between Vanuatu, Australia and the region.
Applicants are assessed on their professional, personal and leadership qualities, academic competence and their potential to impact on development challenges in Vanuatu.
The program operates under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Governments of Australia and Vanuatu and is administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Each year DFAT reviews program activities and achievements from the previous year and uses these lessons to set directions for the following year.
Applications are strongly encouraged from women, people with disability and other marginalised groups.
A Monitoring and Evaluation Plan is in place to measure program achievements and progress towards its goal and objectives. The framework also provides information on the efficiency and effectiveness of program delivery.