The New Zealand Aid Programme is the New Zealand Government's international aid and development programme managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Development can take place in challenging operating environments. An example is the New Zealand Aid Programme’s Agricultural Support Programme (ASP) in the Bamyan province of Afghanistan, which is co-funded by UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).  The ASP has seen 700 family farms in cooperatives increase their annual income in the past year by 19%.  They now have an annual income of about NZ$5,348.
Afghanistan - farmers in Bamyan
Farmers in Bamyan Province, Afghanistan
A New Zealand-funded Bailey bridge has opened for traffic in Honiara – restoring a vital transport link to Chinatown that was destroyed in April’s devastating flooding in Solomon Islands. 
Bridge 2 - Honiara
Bailey Bridge, Honiara
A former New Zealand and United Kingdom Government Statistician says it is more possible now than ever before to create effective regional leadership of statistics in the Pacific. Len Cook, who provides pro-bono support to the Pacific Statistics Steering Committee, expressed this at a recent Wellington gathering of national statistics office heads from around the Pacific.
Prime time for statistics leadership in the Pacific
Len Cook (front) with Simil Johnson (middle) and Mark Feary (back)
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