We're supporting Tokelau to strengthen its public services, improve quality of life on its atolls, and maximise its fisheries revenue. Tokelau is under New Zealand's administration and our aid makes up about 60% of its total budget.

Graphic showing total aid for Tokelau 2015-16

Total aid to Tokelau is made up of programme funding for activities specific to Tokelau, as well as other funding which can include scholarships, regional initiatives, activities supported through the Partnerships Fund, and humanitarian response.

Shared vision

New Zealand and Tokelau have signed a Joint Commitment for Development. This sets out the shared vision of our two governments, the priority areas we're focused on, and each country's responsibilities.

Read the Joint Commitment for Development

What we're supporting

We're working closely with the Tokelau Government on several aid activities.

Priority Activities and outcomes

Trade and labour mobility 
Increase economic benefits from trade and more mobile workforce

Increasing the safety and efficiency of transport to Tokelau, with the introduction of a new passenger and cargo ship. Barges and heavy equipment are being delivered to the atolls to improve the transfer of passengers and goods from ship to shore.

Education 
Improve knowledge, skills and basic education

Improving the quality of teaching and learning outcomes with education advisers working in schools, as well as school governance and management.

Fisheries
Increase economic and food security benefits from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture

Managing Tokelau's EEZ to increase the revenue that Tokelau earns from its international fisheries while protecting its food security. 

Economic governance 
Strengthen economic governance

Providing budget support to help Tokelau deliver core public services.

Find out more about our aid activities by country.

Recent achievements

Priority  Achievement
Education 
Improve knowledge, skills and basic education

Completed new school buildings on Atafu and Fakaofo n 2013.

Economic governance
Strengthen economic governance

Helped Tokelau to prepare a 30-year asset management plan for providing and maintaining adequate public infrastructure on its atolls.

Fisheries
Increase economic and food security benefits from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture 

Increased fisheries revenue from $1 million to $6 million per annum over several years, with revenue reaching $10.75 million in 2014/15.