Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

DAC member profile: New Zealand


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1973.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2016

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See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2016.

In 2015,  New Zealand provided USD 438 million in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.27% of gross national income (GNI) and an increase of 1.7% in real terms from 2014. New Zealand is the 15th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) provider in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 21st largest by volume. New Zealand’s share of untied ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) was 81.8% in 2014 (down from 88% in 2013), compared with the DAC average of 80.6%. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2014.

Peer review findings: 2015

Latest evaluation reports

New Zealand is a valued development partner for its small island neighbours, delivering aid effectively and using its experience of natural disasters to help manage risks in the region. It complements its development assistance by using liberal trade and employment systems to support poor countries.

However in terms of the amount of aid provided, New Zealand lags other donors in the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC). The Review recommends the country use its economic recovery as an opportunity to raise its ambitions and set a time frame for lifting its aid budget towards an internationally agreed target for donor countries of 0.7% of gross national income.

Access New Zealand's latest evaluation reports on the DAC Evaluation Resource Centre (DEReC).

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