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The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing Australia's overseas aid program. AusAID is an Executive Agency within the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio and reports to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The fundamental purpose of Australian aid is to contribute to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. This also serves Australia’s national interests by promoting stability and prosperity both in their region and beyond. AusAid focuses its efforts in areas where Australia can make a difference and where their resources can most effectively and efficiently be deployed.