It’s the Invisible Things

An Evaluation of the Volunteer Program in China 1988 - 2013

Between 1988 and 2013, Australian Volunteers International placed 180 Australian volunteers with 65 partner organisations in China under the Australian Government-funded Volunteer Program, now Australian Volunteers for International Development. In line with strategic changes to the Australian Aid Program, AusAID funding to place Australian volunteers in China was phased out, and the final volunteers completed their assignments in March 2013. This evaluation sought to investigate the value of the program as perceived by a range of stakeholders, and identifies key contributions and challenges and barriers to capacity development that may inform AVI in any potential future Australia-China engagement.

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