The Government sets the overall budget for the New Zealand Aid Programme on a three-yearly basis, known as a triennium. This allows a more predictable longer term outlook for our aid, which supports effective development practice.

In Budget 2014 the Government announced an overall step up in the overall aid programme budget of nearly $220 million to $1.7 billion for the three year period starting in 2015/16. This demonstrates New Zealand's continued commitment to addressing the challenges faced by developing countries, particularly in the Pacific.

This overall budget is allocated to our various programmes as follows:

Actual and planned allocations by year

  Actual programme spend $million Allocated programme spend $million
PROGRAMME 2012/13  2013/14 2014/15 

2012-14

subtotal

 2015/16 2016/17  2017/18 

2015-17

subtotal

Pacific bilateral        
 Cook Islands 6.8 24.0 22.4 53.2  13.4  14.1  14.5  42.0 
 Fiji 5.1 5.1 9.5 19.7  10.5  11.1  11.4  33.0 
 Kiribati  3.4 14.3 16.0 33.7  12.1  12.8  13.1  38.0 
 Nauru  2.3 2.2 2.3 6.8   2.2  2.4  2.4  7.0 
 Niue  13.6  14.2 15.0 42.8  12.9  13.6  13.0  39.5 
 Papua New Guinea  14.7 15.1 15.3 45.1 17.95  27.2  24.85  70.0 
 Samoa  16.0 16.5 14.4 46.9  12.2  12.8  13.1  38.0 
 Solomon Islands  32.3 28.5 19.0 79.8  17.0  18.7  19.3  55.0 
 Tokelau  19.2 30.9 20.7 70.8  14.0  14.0  12.0  40.0 
 Tonga  9.8 15.9 15.7 41.4  12.2  13.0  12.8  38.0 
 Tuvalu  3.1 11.2 10.7 25.0  3.6  3.8  3.9  11.3 
 Vanuatu  7.7 18.9 21.9 48.5  16.0  16.8  17.2  50.0 
Pacific regional        
 Pacific Economic Development 18.5 25.6  20.8  64.9   19.9  23.5  24.1 67.5 
 Pacific Human Development 10.6  21.0  14.1  45.7  16.6  17.5  17.9  52.0 
 Pacific Regional Agencies 19.1  22.0  19.7  60.8  21.2  21.9  21.9  65.0 
 Pacific Transformational Fund 47.9  49.0  50.0  146.9 
Asia        
 Indonesia 2.3 10.6 6.3 19.2  12.8  13.5  13.8  40.1 
 Mekong 15.7 16.8 10.5 43.0  - - - -
 Myanmar  5.7 9.3  12.3  27.5 
 Timor-Leste 4.4 10.4 10.7 25.5   9.6  10.2 10.3  30.2 
 ASEAN 5.2 8.7 6.7 20.6  20.5  21.5  22.0  64.0 
 Other Asia 7.6  4.9  2.0  14.5 
Other        
Afghanistan 20.8 5.2 3.9 29.9  - - - -
 Africa 1.1  5.9  8.4  15.4  9.9  10.4  10.7  31.0 
 Latin America/Caribbean 0.8  2.4  6.8  10.0   4.8  4.7  4.5 14.0 
 Humanitarian 14.6  20.6  22.5  57.7  21.1  22.2 22.6  65.9 
 Multilateral agencies 92.1  96.8  91.0  279.9  100.0  100.0  100.0  300.0 
 Partnerships and funds 44.5  42.2  48.2  140.7  40.5  42.7  43.8  127.0 
 Scholarships 51.4  46.4  54.0  151.8  54.5  57.6  58.9  171.0 
 Other non-programme 1.9 1.5 6.5 9.9  7.1  7.6 7.7  22.4 
Grand total 437.0  532.8  513.0  1,482.8  543.6  576.8  580.3   1,700.8

Over the course of the funding periods shown here changes have been made to the programme structure within which we manage our funding. These include:

  • Between 2012-13 and 2014/15 funding to Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar were combined into a ‘Mekong’ programme. From 2015/16 onwards this funding has been transferred to the ASEAN and a new ‘Other Asia’ programme. The Other Asia programme  also includes funding to Afghanistan, which was previously managed in its own programme.
  • The Pacific Transformational Fund is a special fund for specific kinds of investments in Pacific countries. Once approved, the budget for those investments are allocated to the individual bilateral programmes form where they will be managed. Therefore the transformational fund for previous years is not shown here as it is distributed within the bilateral programmes.