Strategic Evaluation Work Programme and Reports

The strategic evaluation work programme delivers in-depth, independent evaluations of sectors, programmes and issues to support New Zealand Aid Programme-wide strategy and policy development, high-level operational decision-making and learning.  

Current strategic evaluations

Evaluation of New Zealand's fisheries sector work in the Pacific

A strategic evaluation of the New Zealand Aid Programme’s support for Pacific fisheries from 2003-2010.  Focuses on the impacts of New Zealand support and whether stated objectives have been met.  The evaluation will include advice and recommendations for on-going support of the fisheries programme.

Targeted completion: mid 2014

Infrastructure work in the Pacific

The evaluation will identify key lessons from past infrastructure work by the New Zealand Aid Programme and AusAID in the Pacific.  Findings will guide New Zealand’s expanding investment in Pacific infrastructure.

Targeted completion: late 2014

Completed evaluations


Evaluation of Taxation Reform in the Pacific

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade commissioned a strategic evaluation of donor assistance for taxation reform in the Pacific from 2002 to 2012. Conducted by the Sapere Research Group, the evaluation provides insights into the process of tax reform and how it might be improved to deliver better results.

Evaluation Fact Sheet (PDF, 697KB)

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Evaluation and Research of Police Work Funded Under the New Zealand Aid Programme

An evaluation of police work funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme from 2005-2011.  The evaluation found improvements in community safety and a particular strength in community policing.  It recommended building on these successes to increase the effectiveness of police support. 

Evaluation Brief (PDF, 230KB)

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