New Zealand’s Pacific neighbours receive almost 60% of our Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding, reflecting our shared community interest in the prosperity and stability of the region.

For the next three years (2018-2021) that 60% equates to a spend of around $1.331 billion in the Pacific region. Of this, $1.276 billion will be allocated through our country and regional programmes with the remaining $55 million allocated through multilateral commitments.

Our long-term strategy is to achieve a stable and prosperous Pacific, in close partnership with Pacific countries, regional organisations and other development partners. New Zealand’s engagement in the Pacific is guided by the principles of understanding, friendship, mutual benefit, collective impact and sustainability.

MFAT works in collaboration with over 30 other Government agencies to deliver development cooperation across the Pacific. You can find out more about our work with Pacific countries, including aid and development, by clicking on the country below:

American Samoa Nauru Tokelau
Cook Islands New Caledonia Tonga
Federated States of Micronesia Niue Tuvalu
Fiji Palau Vanuatu
French Polynesia Papua New Guinea

Wallis and Futuna

Kiribati Samoa  

Marshall Islands

Solomon Islands