The Partnerships Fund supported partnerships led by New Zealand-based organisations to develop and deliver locally owned responses to development challenges in New Zealand Aid Programme countries. The Partnerships Fund had a core focus on sustainable economic development in the Pacific.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Trade has completed a policy process on future partnering following an independent evaluation of the Partnerships for International Development (PFID) fund and extensive consultation with partners in New Zealand and partner countries, and our own research and analysis.

The PFID has been decommissioned to be replaced with a new tailored approach to partnering for impact. All existing contracts under the PFID will be honoured to deliver the agreed outcomes.

The new approach addresses the PFID evaluation and consultation findings that:

  • a one size fits all approach to partnering was less than optimal;
  • there is a need to better harness the particular strengths that different partners can bring to achieve shared, sustained outcomes; and
  • the PFID resulted in a large number of projects requiring significant resourcing for both applicants and MFAT.

 For more information see the Partnering for Impact page.

Partnerships Fund Evaluation 2017

An Evaluation of the Partnerships Fund was completed in April 2018. The report and the management response to the report can be found by following this link

Pacific Private Sector Window.

The final round of the Pacific Private Sector Window pilot closed on Friday 15 September 2017. Since then the Pacific Private Sector Window has been decommissioned.

Innovation Window Pilot

The final round of the Innovation Window closed on Friday 25th of August 2017. Since then the Innovation Window has been decommissioned.