Yemen, Papua New Guinea, Business and Aid

If you’re like me, you will have spent the last few weeks wondering why Air New Zealand was doing repairs for the Saudi navy while Saudi Arabia was busy waging an atrocity-stained war in Yemen. Oxfam New Zealand’s Darren Brunk has a great Devpolicy blog on this. It contains important suggestions about what should be done to prevent the problem happening again, and how MFAT needs to play a lead role in this.

Meanwhile on the Incline Blog, former New Zealand High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, Marion Crawshaw, has a post urging New Zealand to become more actively involved in the aid response to the spread of Covid-19 in PNG.

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A new political future for New Zealand aid?

Hi everyone and welcome to a new NZADDs update.

Like many, I’ve been wondering whether the new Labour government will improve New Zealand aid. (If nothing else, thinking about this stops me from worrying about the US elections.)

I’ve just written a blog post for Devpolicy on what the coming term may mean for New Zealand’s government aid programme. The blog post is reproduced below, but please go and read it on their site, and comment too. I would love to hear your thoughts!

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