The Foreign Affairs Minister, Murray McCully, will today outline changes to the way New Zealand's foreign aid is delivered.
It's understood they will include bringing the functions of the semi-autonomous body, NZAID, back into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
It's also expected that its mandate will change from a focus on poverty alleviation to economic development.
But the Labour Party MP, Phil Twyford, says the move will be a disaster for the quality of New Zealand's overseas aid programme.
He says the changes will see the programme being used as a slush fund for diplomatic and political agendas.