We are working on a new policy framework to provide direction to New Zealand’s international cooperation for sustainable development, and want to hear your views.

The existing policy settings can be found here. The policy will respond to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Government’s policy priorities, including the Pacific Reset (external link).

The policy, which we're working on from August to October 2018, will provide direction to New Zealand’s aid to developing countries, but will also have a wider overall scope in line with the breadth of SDGs. It will reflect and provide direction to:

  • All the ways in which New Zealand cooperates to advance sustainable development beyond our borders
  • Our contribution to sustainable development globally, in the Pacific and in developing countries beyond the Pacific
  • All the tools which New Zealand brings to that endeavour including via our aid, trade, environment and security cooperation.

Have your say

To inform our analysis we are inviting submissions from the public and stakeholders on the following questions:

  • What do you see as the most critical sustainable development challenges that New Zealand should be responding to:
    • globally?
    • in the Pacific?
    • in developing countries beyond the Pacific?
  • What particular contribution should New Zealand make to addressing these challenges? How can we be most effective?
  • What should the priorities be for New Zealand’s aid to developing countries?
  • How should New Zealand use tools beyond aid for sustainable development?
  • What do the SDGs mean for New Zealand’s international contribution?
  • Any other thoughts on future development cooperation policy?

Submissions or enquiries can be sent to SDG.Policy@mfat.govt.nz.

Submission deadline

Closing date: 30 September 2018.