Our planned aid expenditure

The Government sets the overall budget for the New Zealand International Development Cooperation programme on a three-yearly basis, known as a triennium.

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. Links are also provided to each of the four-year plans. MFAT will update this page quarterly with any changes over the course of the three year period. Reporting on actual IDC expenditure for each financial year by 4YP is provided in MFAT’s annual report(external link) (Annex Two)

International Development Cooperation approved allocations 2021-24

Allocation group & four-year plan 2021-24 Starting Allocations (NZD millions) 2021-24 Latest Allocations (NZD millions)
Pacific Development Cooperation 1,353.02 1,551.48
Pacific Regional [PDF, 1.4 MB][1] 301.64 331.52
Cook Islands [PDF, 1.4 MB] 75.54 146.40
Niue [PDF, 1.2 MB] 79.64 97.14
Tokelau [PDF, 1.2 MB] 65.12 64.34
Samoa [PDF, 1.3 MB] 97.24 116.18
Tonga [PDF, 1.2 MB] 100.34 99.32
Tuvalu [PDF, 1.2 MB] 49.59 47.05
Fiji [PDF, 1.2 MB] 103.49 144.25
Kiribati [PDF, 1.3 MB] 82.79 90.36
Nauru [PDF, 1.1 MB] 20.16 19.05

North Pacific
Federated States of Micronesia [PDF, 1.1 MB]
Palau [PDF, 1 MB]
Republic of the Marshall Islands [PDF, 1.1 MB]

18.62 19.78
Papua New Guinea [PDF, 1.3 MB] 133.90 135.02
Solomon Islands [PDF, 1 MB] 124.20 133.67
Vanuatu [PDF, 1.4 MB] 100.76 107.40
Global Development Cooperation 367.49 362.41
Africa [PDF, 1003 KB] 39.80 38.98
ASEAN [PDF, 1.1 MB] 224.00 223.42
Latin America & Caribbean [PDF, 1.1 MB] 18.55 18.21
Other Asia [PDF, 1 MB] 30.50 25.31
Timor Leste [PDF, 984 KB] 54.64 56.50
Humanitarian Assistance 140.00 147.14
Humanitarian [PDF, 1019 KB] 140.00 147.14
Multilateral Agencies and Partnerships 464.38 431.15
Multilateral Agencies [PDF, 1.3 MB] 370.00 383.29
Partnerships [PDF, 1.1 MB] 94.38 47.86
Other Funds 212.00 67.44
MERL 24.00 23.50
Strategic International Development Fund (not a 4 year plan) 188.00 43.94
Grand Total 2,536.89 2,559.61

[1] 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 9 May 2022

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