Aid statistics

See New Zealand Aid Programme statistics, including annual budget allocations and spending by geographic area and sector.


In Budget 2012 the New Zealand Government approved a three-year multiyear appropriation for 2012/13 to 2014/15 period. While there is flexibility to move funding between years to maximize our aid effectiveness, this establishes a baseline of total official development assistance of $550m per year for the next three years. Official development assistance spending is now planned to increase to over $600 million in 2015/16 - once the Government’s accounts have moved back into balance.

The 2012 Budget also marks a change in our approach to allocations. An allocation is approved across the total three year appropriation, rather than year by year. This gives more certainty to our partners and allows us to manage spend against a three-year rather than one-year horizon.

2012/13 - 2014/15 annual allocations

2011/12 annual allocations


Each year we measure our Official Development Assistance (ODA) expenditure as a proportion of our Gross National Income (GNI).

The preliminary calculation for 2013 shows that while New Zealand’s total ODA continued to increase in dollar terms, the ODA/GNI ratio decreased to 0.26% due to New Zealand’s estimated GNI also strengthening during 2013.


2013 ODA:GNI ratio - 0.26%
2012 ODA:GNI ratio - 0.28%
2011 ODA:GNI ratio - 0.28%
2010 ODA:GNI ratio - 0.26%


Note that both ODA and GNI increased in 2013.  



New Zealand’s preliminary ODA expenditure and ODA:GNI ratio are reported each year in April by the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD, along with data for other country donors.  The final figures are released in November. 

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New Zealand Implementation Schedule for the Transparency Common Standard

In support of our commitment to greater transparency, we have developed an implementation schedule to meet compliance with the internationally agreed Transparency Common Standard by December 2015.  The schedule will help guide our strengthening of aid activity reporting.  See the schedule below.

New Zealand Implementation Schedule for the Transparency Common Standard  (PDF 660KB)

Aid activity reporting

The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) aims to make information about worldwide aid expenditure and activities readily available, more accessible and easier to compare.

International Aid Transparency Initiative

OECD Development Assistance Committee

The OECD produces a wide range of statistics covering the aid programmes of all Development Assistance Committee (DAC) members.

OECD statistics