New Zealand’s International Development Cooperation is funded by an appropriation within Vote Foreign Affairs. MFAT organises the funding into five allocation groups, and within this into 23 ‘four-year plans’.
Allocations for each four-year plan are managed over a three-year period. Over this period, there is flexibility to move funds into and between four-year plans in order to respond to rapidly changing contexts (for example the onset of COVID-19).
This table sets out the approved funding for the period 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2024 by allocation group and four-year plan. MFAT will update this page with any changes over the course of the three year period.
International Development Cooperation approved allocations 2021-24
|Allocation group & four-year plan||2021-24 approved allocations (NZD millions)|
|Pacific Development Cooperation||1,353.02|
|Papua New Guinea||133.90|
|Global Development Cooperation||367.49|
|Latin America & Caribbean||18.55|
|Multilateral Agencies and Partnerships||464.38|
|Strategic International Development Fund (not a 4 year plan)||188.00|
 The Pacific Regional Four Year Plan includes expenditure for truly regional projects that cannot be aligned to specific countries, such as core funding of Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) agencies.
*Updated 21 June 2021