The Government sets the overall budget for the New Zealand Aid Programme on a three-yearly basis, known as a triennium. This allows a more predictable longer term outlook for our aid, which supports effective development practice.

The current Aid Programme triennium budget covers the three years from 2015/16 to 2017/18. The total budget across these three years is $1.7 billion. The table below shows the actual and forecast expenditure of this budget by programme in each year.

Actual and planned allocations by year

  Allocated programme spend $million
PROGRAMME

Actual

2015/16

Actual

2016/17 

Forecast

2017/18 

2015-18

subtotal

Pacific bilateral        
 Cook Islands 13.0  11.6 20.6 45.20
 Fiji 11.8  15 15  41.8 
 Kiribati 12.7 9.2  16.4  38.3
 Nauru .7  .8  4.5  6.0
 Niue 15.4 10.9  14.0  40.3 
 Papua New Guinea 18.5  19.6  28.8  66.9
 Samoa 9.9 10.7 17.1  37.7 
 Solomon Islands 18.2 13.6  22.4  54.2 
 Tokelau 13.3  14.8  12.3  40.4 
 Tonga 13.2  12.4  17.5  43.1 
 Tuvalu 2.0  5.0  4.3  11.3 
 Vanuatu 31.8  11.2  8.9  51.9 
Pacific regional        
 Pacific Economic Development  27.2 20.3 32.9 80.4 
 Pacific Human Development 13.6  16.6  21.5  51.7 
 Pacific Regional Agencies 20.6 21.5  22.6  64.7 
 Pacific Transformational Fund 33.5  25.0 55.5 114.0
Asia        
 Indonesia 7.4  8.6 12.3 28.3
 Mekong - - - -
 Myanmar  5.1 6.9 9.9  21.9 
 Timor-Leste  10.9  10.3 9.6 30.8 
 ASEAN 21.3  25.3 27.6  74.2 
 Other Asia 6.9  6.9  6.8 20.6 
Other        
Afghanistan - - - -
 Africa 6.3  4.4  7.3  18.0 
 Latin America/Caribbean 4.9 6.3  4.1 15.3 
 Humanitarian 11.9  19.7 28.8  60.4 
 Multilateral agencies 96.9  104.2  98.9 300.0 
 Partnerships and funds 39.6  45.4  45.0 130.0 
 Scholarships 62.7  68.1  71.4  202.2 
 Other non-programme 4.7  6.2 11.4  22.3
Grand total 534.0  530.5  647.4  1,711.9