New Zealand aid stakeholder survey launch and more

The launch of the New Zealand Aid Stakeholder Survey
On 31 March, I (Terence) will be launching the 2015 New Zealand Aid Stakeholder Survey in Wellington. Last year the Development Policy Centre surveyed stakeholders of the Australian and New Zealand aid programmes. Stakeholders were asked about aid quality, specific aspects of aid programme performance, and the political leadership of the two countries’ aid programmes. What did we find for New Zealand? Are stakeholders happy? Is all well with NZ aid? Or are there issues afoot? To hear these questions answered come along to the launch. It’s open to the public, registration isn’t required, and it would be great to see you there. In addition to me speaking, Dr Wren Green, the Director of the Council for International Development will provide a response to the initial talk.

Date: 31 March 2016 Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 2 (RHLT2), Ground Floor, Rutherford House,
Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington
More info: http://tinyurl.com/zvs8oam

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NZADDs Update: have your say! Two views on the DAC review; Waiting expectantly; and more

Hello and welcome to an NZADDs email update.

Development Policy Centre Aid Stakeholder Surveys (Deadline September 25)
First up, the Development Policy Centre (where, by way of full disclosure, I have a day job) has just opened the public round of this year’s Australian and New Zealand aid stakeholder surveys. The surveys are run to allow people who interact with either donor’s aid programme to have their say about aid programme performance, to emphasise what is working well, and to provide constructive feedback on what could be improved. The inaugural Australian survey was run in 2013. And this year the undertaking has been extended to cover New Zealand.

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The New Zealand aid budget 2015

Hello and welcome to an NZADDs update — this year’s budget special.

The following analysis of the New Zealand budget, and what it meant for aid, was posted on the Development Policy Centre’s blog this morning. You can read the blog post, tweet it, offer your comments, and beg to disagree via the original blog post.

Also, if you’re interested in what happened to Australian aid in the Australian aid budget this year, the Devpolicy blog has a suite of blog posts as well as a recorded seminar which will tell you everything you need to know. Watch and read here.

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