Australia Awards is a key delivery mechanism and integral part of the Australian Government’s development cooperation program in Africa. The initiative seeks to equip Africans with the skills and knowledge necessary to influence the economic and social development outcomes of their own countries on return from the Award. An important element of this initiative is assessing program outcomes as linked to development contributions by Award beneficiaries in their home countries. An Outcomes Study is carried out annually for this purpose. In 2014, this study involved a stratified random sample of Alumni at 12-18 and 24-30 months, following completion of their Award, and recipients of the Australia Awards Small Grants Scheme. This summary presents the highlights of the study’s findings, and can be downloaded in PDF or viewed in the image gallery below.