New Zealand Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

Development cooperation

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade manages the New Zealand Aid Programme and provides policy advice to the New Zealand Government on international development issues.

The New Zealand Aid Programme’s mission is to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable, and prosperous world. Over time this approach will allow developing countries to fund their own social services (for example health and education services) and further development activities.

New Zealand's development assistance is focused on the Pacific region, but also supports programmes in Asia, southern Africa and Latin America. New Zealand also works with multilateral agencies to address poverty, conflict, governance issues, and humanitarian crises worldwide.

New Zealand is committed to providing effective aid, as agreed by the international community. This includes support for the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Accra Agenda for Action

For more information visit the New Zealand Aid Programme website

The New Zealand Development Programme's Latin America Development Programme provides a small amount of funding for scholarships for Brazilian students, study tours and grants for Brazilian NGOs, with a focus on reducing poverty through initiatives to improve governance and to support sustainable rural livelihoods.

Recent initiatives have included working with Brazilian judges and the Brazilian Ministry of Justice to study the use of restorative justice in the Brazilian context, and a visit to New Zealand by a group of senior officials from the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) to study New Zealand's system for control and monitoring of public expenditure.

To find out more about the New Zealand Development Programme's Latin America Development Programme in Brazil, .

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