4 May 2017

What's the state of NZ's foreign aid?

From Nine To Noon, 9:21 am on 4 May 2017

Since the National government has been in power the proportion of aid going towards economic development has risen from less than 10 percent to nearly a third, at the expense of directly targeting poverty. Much of that money has been spent on big ticket infrastructure projects, including a 20 million dollar new runway in the Solomon Islands - which is still yet to become operational. Nine to Noon speaks to Jo Spratt, an aid researcher based in Australia who's recently completed her PhD thesis on the history of New Zealand's aid programme and to the head of Oxfam NZ, Rachael Le Mesurier.