Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility

Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Case Study #4: Nepal

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Scholarships, Alumni, International students, Developing countries, International aid, International cooperation, Higher education, Capacity building, Public health, Population trends, Case studies, Impact studies


This report details the outcomes of a Case Study of Nepalese alumni of Australian development scholarships. Alumni in this Case Study completed their scholarships between the late-1980s and the mid-1990s. This research was conducted by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT), Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility (the Facility). These Nepalese alumni had used the skills, knowledge and networks gained during their time in Australia to contribute to partner-country development goals, including improving health outcomes for thousands of rural Nepali women through the provision cervical cancer screening and awareness raising, as well as fostering understanding about the value of evidence-based planning based on population information culminating in the formation of the Ministry of Population and Planning. While Nepal case study alumni participants provided some good examples of collaboration and partnerships developed between Australia and Nepal, many of the networks that underpinned past collaboration had elapsed as the years passed and alumni retired. All alumni in the Nepal case study reported positive views of Australia and Australian expertise, providing evidence that this long-term outcome of the Australia Awards has been achieved.

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Canberra, Australia


Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Geographic Subject

Asia, Nepal, South Asia


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