The New Zealand Aid Programme makes the most of New Zealand's comparative advantage to address our partners' development needs. These include our strength and experience in sectors such as fisheries, agriculture, tourism, renewable energy, education, and law and justice, including policing. We apply our expertise to our partners' needs, adapting it for their contexts.
The New Zealand Government seeks to have coherent policies in areas such as trade, migration, investment, security, and the environment, and to align these with international development commitments and goals. For information about how the New Zealand Aid Programme contributes to broader foreign policy objectives, please see the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Statement of Intent.
Throughout our activities the aid programme reflects and encourages values such as transparency, accountability, democratic governance, gender equity and the rule of law. We have a practical and innovative approach to getting things done within respectful and trusting relationships.