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Our Regions

ACIAR brokers and funds research partnerships between Australian scientists and their counterparts in developing countries. Approximately 70 per cent of our research budget is allocated to bilateral collaborative development-related research projects in four regions.
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Pacific Island Countries

Our Pacific research program currently operates across eight countries in the PNG–Pacific region:

Papua New Guinea

Fiji 

Solomon Islands

Vanuatu

Samoa

Tonga

Kiribati 

Tuvalu

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East Asia

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South and West Asia

In southern and western Asia, ACIAR has partner-projects with several Indian Ocean Rim countries, including:

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Bhutan 

India

Nepal 

Pakistan

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Eastern and Southern Africa

In eastern and southern Africa ACIAR works on projects in:

Botswana

Burundi 

Ethiopia

Kenya 

Malawi 

Mozambique 

South Africa 

South Sudan

Rwanda

Tanzania 

Uganda

Zambia 

Zimbabwe