Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility


Australia Awards Alumni Contributing to Civil Society: Supporting development through volunteerism

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Alumni, Volunteers, Community leaders, Community participation, Civil society, Advocacy, Scholarships, International aid


The Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility (GTF) is a research program developed to provide evidence of the long-term outcomes of alumni of development scholarships funded by the Australian Government. This report looks at these outcomes through the lens of volunteerism and community leadership – encapsulated in the concept of contributions to civil society. It is the first detailed study by the GTF specifically focused on alumni contributions outside of their paid employment.

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Canberra, Australia


Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade