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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