An inquiry into aid to the Pacific

Parliament’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade select committee is holding an inquiry into New Zealand’s aid to the Pacific.

You can read more about it here. The inquiry sought public submissions. The closing date for submissions was 30 August 2019. All public submissions are now available here.

A number of members of the NZADDs committee made submissions. They are now all on the publications page of the NZADDs website.


Professor Yvonne Underhill-Sem’s submission is here.

Terence Wood’s submission is here. He also made supplementary submissions on NZ aid flows and development outcomes in the Pacific, which you can access here and here.

A joint submission from Professor Regina Sheyverns, Professor Glenn Banks, Professor John Overton and  Professor Andreas Neef is here.

Victoria University Master’s student Thomas McDowall also made a detailed submission, which you can read here.

Standard practice for inquiries of this nature is for submissions to be made public on the Parliament website once they have been collated. My guess is that all the submissions to the inquiry will eventually be made available here. I will update you when I know more.