Prosperity and stability in the Pacific and beyond

The New Zealand Aid Programme delivers New Zealand’s official support for developing countries.

The purpose of New Zealand’s aid is to develop shared prosperity and stability in the Pacific and beyond, drawing on the best of New Zealand’s knowledge and skills. We support sustainable development in developing countries to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world.

MFAT staff in Wellington and at posts are responsible for managing the New Zealand Aid Programme, working with a wide range of partners.

In this section

Our approach to aid

Find out about New Zealand Aid Programme priorities and policies, our partners, and how we measure what we do.

Humanitarian action

We lead New Zealand's response to natural disasters and other humanitarian crises overseas. Find out how this works and how you can help.

Working with the aid programme

How individuals, businesses, NGOs, and government agencies can work with us to deliver the New Zealand Aid Programme.

Our aid partnerships in the Pacific

Most of our aid is focused on our Pacific neighbours - helping them to build and strengthen their own capacity for sustainable economic development.

New Zealand Scholarships

New Zealand Scholarships are for people from developing countries who are motivated to make a difference at home.