A Bolt from the Blue: NZADDs Speaking Tour

Between 20 and 22 March Jo Spratt will give talks in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland on her NZADDs Working Paper ‘A Bolt from the Blue’.

This Working Paper examines the 2009 ‘review’ of NZAID and the reasons offered for the 2009 changes to the NZ government aid programme. The Working Paper concludes that there was no review and that the real reason for change was to shape government aid policy that assists New Zealand to do well at the same time as doing good. Jo will talk about this and raise questions about what this means for New Zealand aid today.

[Update: you can now download the full working paper from here, and download summary report from here).]

Christchurch: Tuesday 20 March, 11:00-12:30pm, Room 208 (2nd Floor), MacMillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, Te Ao Marama Building, Arts Road, University of Canterbury

Wellington: Wed 21 March, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Venue: Government Buildings Lecture Theatre One, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington,With the Institute of Policy Studies

Auckland: Thursday 22 March, 1:00-2:00pm, Room 501, Pat Hanan Room, Building 207, 18 Symonds St, University of Auckland

A flyer for the talk can be downloaded here. The working paper will be available for download from the Publications page of the NZADDs website shortly.