Vanuatu faces development challenges owing to its geographic spread, fast-growing youth population and its status as the most disaster-prone country in the world.

Our development cooperation [PDF, 457 KB]

New Zealand’s development programme aims to foster more effective services delivered by the state, and greater shared prosperity for ni-Vanuatu. New Zealand is a key donor in tourism and agriculture, sectors which have the greatest potential to drive economic growth. We're also involved in renewable energy projects and provide humanitarian support in the wake of natural disasters.