The New Zealand Aid Programme provides a per diem allowance to cover the costs of meals, accommodation, and incidentals while overseas.

You can claim per diems for each night you spend in-country, and you'll be paid at the aid programme rate applicable at the beginning of your trip.

See an example of a per diem claim

The per diem schedule is based on the United Nations Development Programme's Daily Subsistence Allowance (external link) (DSA).  It contains rates for the countries where most of the aid programme work occurs, and these rates are reviewed and updated quarterly. You can get details for other countries’ per diems from MFAT’s PDG Financial Support Team on +64 4 439 8000.

Where a married or de facto couple are working on an assignment together, the per diem rate is adjusted. Refer to your contract for more detail, or contact the MFAT officer responsible for managing the open tender.

2017 per diem rates

Per diem rates effective 1 October 2017 [PDF, 453 KB]

Per diem rates effective 1 July 2017 [PDF, 453 KB]

Per diem rates effective 1 April 2017 [XLSX, 293 KB]

Per diem rates effective 1 January 2017 [XLSX, 265 KB]

2016 per diem rates

Per diem rates effective 1 October 2016 [XLSX, 236 KB]

Per diem rates effective 1 July 2016 [XLSX, 207 KB]

Per diem rates effective 1st April 2016 [PDF, 468 KB]

Per diem rates effective 1st January 2016 [PDF, 468 KB]

2015 per diem rates

Per diem rates effective 1st October 2015 [PDF, 457 KB]

Per diem rates effective 1st July 2015 [PDF, 416 KB]

Per diem rates effective 1st April 2015 [PDF, 424 KB]

Previous per diem rates

Per diem rates effective 1st October 2014 [PDF, 118 KB]

Per diem rates effective 1st July 2014 [PDF, 144 KB]

Per diem rates effective 1st April 2014 [PDF, 144 KB]