Kōrero: Development assistance and humanitarian aid

Aid as a percentage of gross national income, 1961–2009

Aid as a percentage of gross national income, 1961–2009

From the 1960s to the 2000s New Zealand's aid has been stable at around 0.2–0.3% of gross national income, apart from a sharp rise in the mid-1970s. In 1970 the United Nations set a target of 0.7% of gross national income for rich countries. New Zealand has never come close to this target and is below average in terms of its aid provision when compared to other OECD countries.

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Source: 'Shadow report on the New Zealand government’s performance in relation to millennium development goal 8', Council for International Development, http://www.cid.org.nz/advocacy/CID_MDG8_shadow_report_July_05.pdf (last accessed 12 August 2011)

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John Overton, 'Development assistance and humanitarian aid - Declining aid, 1980s and 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/graph/32839/aid-as-a-percentage-of-gross-national-income-1961-2009 (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by John Overton, published 20 Jun 2012