Business and development agencies to unite in poverty fight | Pacific Beat

Business and development agencies to unite in poverty fight

Business and development agencies to unite in poverty fight

Updated 11 March 2013, 11:30 AEDT

There are increasing moves towards a joint approach to poverty reduction in Pacific countries, as development agencies look to combine forces with private business.

A recent meeting between Australia's overseas assistance agency AusAid and the Australia-Pacific Islands Business Council brought together business executives and government officials in Sydney.

Robert Tranter, First Assistant Director General in AusAid's Pacific Division, says the talks were 'a first step in making the engagement with Australian business an enduring element of AusAID's efforts to strengthen development outcomes in the Pacific'.

Presenter:Richard Ewart

Speaker:Robert Tranter, First Assistant Director General, Pacific Division, AusAid

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