The Australian Centre for International Research (ACIAR) 2017–18 Annual Operational Plan (AOP) is the fourth developed within the timeframe of the Centre’s Strategic Plan 2014–18.
It has been developed within the context of the Australian Government’s aid policy and performance framework, and under the guidance of the Commission for International Agricultural Research and ACIAR’s Policy Advisory Council.
This is the Annual Report of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research for the year ended 30 June 2017. ACIAR has taken steps to ensure the annual financial statements have been prepared in accordance with relevant accounting standards and other requirements prescribed by the PGPA Rule 2014.
The Corporate Plan aligns ACIAR’s contribution with the Australian Government’s development policy, Australian aid: promoting prosperity, reducing poverty, enhancing stability; and performance framework, Making performance count: enhancing the accountability and effectiveness of Australian aid and with key sectoral priorities outlined in the Strategy for Australia’s aid investments in agriculture, fisheries and water (AFW Strategy).
This report, the 13th in our series of adoption studies, documents the adoption results for five ACIAR projects completed in 2011–12. They involved five partner countries: Papua New Guinea (PNG), Indonesia, the Philippines, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and India.
Sometimes the best way to share the diversity of ACIAR’s work is to show it in pictures.
We asked the people we work with in 36 countries around the world to send us photos
that illustrate and celebrate our agricultural research for development programs.
Here are 25 images that tell our story.
The Corporate Plan outlines our purpose, objectives and activities, and establishes performance benchmarks against which we will measure our effectiveness. It dovetails with our country and regional priorities as outlined in our Annual Operational Plans (AOPs), informed by the Annual Strategy Refresh undertaken in February 2016.