Oxfam Report Launch on New Zealand Aid

Come along on 12:30 to 1.30-pm on Tuesday 11 August 2020 for the release of Oxfam New Zealand’s report “Collective Resilience: New Zealand’s aid contribution in times of inequality and crises.”

This report uses OECD data to look at where the New Zealand Government Aid Programme is at, what it’s doing right, and what could be improved.

The event is taking place at: Government Buildings Lecture Theatre 1, Government Buildings, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington. More info on the event can be found if you scroll right to the bottom of this webpage. This report is one contribution from Oxfam to the Big Hearts Connected World Campaign.

I don’t work for Oxfam but I helped with some of the analysis in the report and will be speaking at the launch. (Hence the notice here).

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NZ Govt Select Committee Report on NZ Aid Released

The New Zealand parliament’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee has just released the report from its Inquiry into New Zealand’s aid to the Pacific. You can read it here.

Different people will have different views as to the merits of the report. The main takeaway for me — both from the report and from the last decade more generally — is that well-informed politicians are an important part of giving aid well. The challenge, however, is raising understanding at a political level. The process requires more than a single select committee inquiry.
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