Where our funding goes

New Zealand's development assistance

Our geographic focus is the Pacific. This is New Zealand's neighbourhood, and is where we have a strong foundation of partnerships, cultural and historical links, and knowledge. 

We also provide support to Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. We seek to apply New Zealand's areas of knowledge and expertise in targeted support in these regions.

An info-graphic showing proportion of funding by region..

We also support development efforts worldwide through our support for multilateral, regional and non-government organisations.

New Zealand's IDC expenditure in relation to national income

The Official Development Assistance (ODA) that New Zealand provides to developing countries each year is reported internationally and monitored by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). This monitoring includes international comparison of New Zealand’s ODA expenditure as a proportion of our Gross National Income (GNI) and relative to the United Nations target for developed country ODA of 0.7% GNI.

ODA includes both expenditure controlled directly by the New Zealand IDC Programme and expenditure made by other government departments which falls within the OECD definition of ODA such as some contributions to multilateral organisations made by various government departments and humanitarian activities undertaken by the Ministry of Defence.

NZ ODA and ODA/GNI 2011-2023

2011 537.14 0.28
2012 554.59 0.28
2013 558.06 0.26
2014 610.30 0.27
2015 633.54 0.27
2016 641.90 0.25
2017 632.98 0.23
2018 803.80 0.28
2019 848.32 0.28
2020 819.99 0.27
2021 968.96 0.28
2022 812.93 0.22
2023 1,215.79* 0.30*

*Figures for 2023 are provisional

Find out more about ODA around the world on the OECD website(external link)


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