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Financial overview

As an agency of the Australian Government, the operations of ACIAR are categorised as departmental or administered activities.

Departmental activities involve the use of assets, liabilities, income and expenses controlled or incurred by ACIAR in its own right, i.e. the costs of running the business.

Administered activities involve the management or oversight by ACIAR, on behalf of the Australian Government, of items controlled or incurred by the government, i.e. the costs of program delivery.

The proportion of research expenditure in each of the ACIAR regions of operation is shown in figures 1.3 and 1.4.

Research expenditure multilateral partnerships 17%, co-investment programs 13%, bilateral research projects 60%, capacity building 8%, outreach 3%.

Table 1.1 shows administered expenditure by ACIAR on programs and activity in partner countries.

Table 1.1. Administered expenditure by ACIAR, 2016–17 to 2018–19

2016–17

2017–18

2018–19

2018–19

actual ($)

actual ($)

budget ($)

actual ($)

Multilateral partnerships

22,642,074

20,710,000

19,107,000

19,204,000

Bilateral research projects & co-investment programs

Pacific

21,514,066

19,830,000

19,160,000

18,013,241

Papua New Guinea

13,074,941

10,500,000

8,220,000

7,881,344

Pacific island countries

8,439,125

9,330,000

10,940,000

10,131,897

East & South-East Asia

31,010,857

30,250,000

35,290,000

34,738,450

Cambodia

2,858,176

2,730,000

2,940,000

2,660,631

China

685,844

700,000

790,000

632,705

Indonesia

6,371,288

7,780,000

9,960,000

10,191,129

Laos

5,257,492

4,670,000

4,760,000

4,867,819

Malaysia

190,000

66,000

Mongolia

199,073

200,000

190,000

176,031

Myanmar

4,155,367

4,200,000

4,340,000

4,655,008

Philippines

4,860,647

3,660,000

4,130,000

3,986,761

Thailand

173,111

20,000

69,000

Timor-Leste

1,523,684

1,190,000

2,380,000

1,904,368

Vietnam

4,926,175

5,120,000

5,590,000

5,528,998

South Asia

13,545,229

11,710,000

12,470,000

11,414,960

Afghanistan

3,125,196

480,000

Bangladesh

2,117,308

2,590,000

3,550,000

3,318,764

Bhutan

61,718

India

3,197,360

3,150,000

2,580,000

2,648,028

Nepal

1,465,173

1,310,000

1,580,000

1,203,628

Pakistan

3,558,474

4,180,000

4,640,000

4,102,607

Sri Lanka

20,000

141,933

Other

120,000

Eastern & Southern Africa

12,175,417

11,810,000

9,020,000

6,731,266

Bilateral research projects & co-investment programs (total)

78,245,569

73,600,000

75,940,000

70,897,917

Capacity building

7,545,969

8,300,000

8,418,000

9,339,656

Outreach

607,327

1,320,000

2,500,000

2,864,927

Impact evaluation

400,371

780,000

1,040,000

361,897

Program support

2,064,454

7,781,000

10,625,000

10,548,603

TOTAL

111,284,622

112,491,000

117,630,000

113,217,000