Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is responsible for Australia’s official development assistance as well as for trade and investment promotion.
DFAT has a strong and overarching focus on aid for trade, particularly on investments related to private sector development, infrastructure and trade facilitation. In addition, DFAT’s priority areas include:
- Agriculture, fisheries and water;
- Effective governance: policies, institutions and functioning economies;
- Education and health;
- Building resilience: humanitarian assistance, disaster risk reduction and social protection; and
- Gender equality and empowering women and girls.