ANU is celebrating a $2.5 million donation to their Development Policy Centre in the Crawford School of Public Policy.
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.
“In the two years since its establishment, the Development Policy Centre has grown significantly. The philanthropy of the Harold Mitchell Foundation will help sustain this growth,” Professor Young said.
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“The Centre is generating expertise, knowledge and new ideas on aid and development policy. The University is committed to enhancing public policy and the Centre is making an important contribution to achieving this objective.”
Launched in 2000, the Harold Mitchell Foundation funds programs in health, education and the arts that make a positive and sustainable difference in Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
Founder Harold Mitchell AC said: “I am a great supporter of the Australian aid program and I see this funding as an important contribution to supporting accountability and transparency, which are major priorities for AusAID”.