New aid policy & stumbling towards transparency

Hi and welcome to an NZADDs update,

New aid policy
Late last year the New Zealand Aid Programme released its new policy statement. There was little fanfare but the policy is — on paper at least — a clear break from the previous era of New Zealand aid. You can download it here.

The policy emphasises the Pacific (which isn’t a change) and sustainable development (which is). Economic development remains a pillar of New Zealand aid, but one amongst others. Social development, the environment and governance are all emphasised. There’s also talk of partnership and values. The new policy signals change.
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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.

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