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AVID evaluation published

January 2014

ARTD's evaluation of the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program has been published by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT’s) Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE). The evaluation found that the program’s volunteers contribute to the capacity of their host organisations, develop people-to-people links and generate goodwill for domestic and foreign diplomacy. Overall, AVID is making an effective contribution to the Australian Government’s development and public diplomacy objectives. However, the program’s efficiency and effectiveness could be improved through a number of actions. See the full report and management response to the recommendations on the ODE website.