Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Brief to incoming Govt: Working together for effective aid

9 March 2012

Brief to the incoming Government: Working together for effective aid and development

The Council for International Development has released a comprehensive ‘Brief to the incoming Government’ which details 28 specific actions it is urging the Government to act on in the short and medium term relating to international aid and development.

“This document outlines for the Government, other political parties and New Zealanders the key development challenges we need to tackle if we want to make the world a better place for ourselves and others”, said Dr Wren Green, Director, Council for International Development.

“The brief is titled ‘Working together for effective aid and development’ which indicates that our members can work with partners, including Government and the private sector, to achieve ‘win-win’ outcomes”, said Dr Green.

New Zealand’s development non-government organisations (NGOs) make an important contribution to development initiatives. They have a combined annual income of about $185 million and are currently working in 71 countries, in all continents, and with strong commitments to Pacific Island countries.

These NGOs are the key conduit for many thousands of New Zealanders who last year donated over $114 million in support of international development and disaster relief. The World Giving Index 2011 found New Zealander’s to be the most generous nation in the world, per capita, of their time and money. “Our members deeply appreciate this public support”, said Dr Green.

The brief emphasises that development is about fulfilling the rights and needs of people. Reducing poverty and inequalities are realistic and achievable international goals that New Zealand aid can support in pragmatic and effective ways.

“Sustainable development means building stronger synergies between economic development, social justice and environmental protection. These need to be mutually reinforcing objectives.” stressed Dr Green.

The Council for International Development is the umbrella organisation for 62 New Zealand development NGOs and is based in Wellington. The ‘Brief to the incoming Government’ can be downloaded from www.cid.org.nz


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Rivals For The Covid Saliva Testing Dollar

If you want a good insight into what the limits of tiny, barely discernible steps to reduce poverty actually look like, delve into the latest Statistics Department figures on poverty in New Zealand Most of the nine measures utilised reveal little or no progress in combatting poverty over the 21 months to March 2020... More>>


Government: Reserve Bank To Take Account Of Housing In Decision Making

The Reserve Bank is now required to consider the impact on housing when making monetary and financial policy decisions, Grant Robertson announced today. Changes have been made to the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee’s remit requiring it to take into ... More>>


RNZ: Alert Levels Remain

There are no new community cases of Covid-19 today, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says at least half of the Papatoetoe High School community have been tested and the results that have come through so far have all been negative... More>>


Stats NZ: Latest Release Of Child Poverty Statistics

All measures of child poverty were trending downwards, prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, across the two years since year ended June 2018, Stats NZ said today. The COVID-19 lockdown in late March 2020 affected Stats NZ’s ability to collect data from households ... More>>


NZ Initiative: New Report Highlights How Our Housing Crisis Could Worsen If We Don’t Act Now

If New Zealand politicians thought the housing crisis in 2020 was bad, the worst is yet to come, warns a new report by The New Zealand Initiative. In The Need to Build: The demographic drivers of housing demand , Research Assistant Leonard Hong ... More>>

Parliament: Kiwi MPs Among The “Most Educated In The World”

New analysis of MP qualifications reveals New Zealand’s Parliament is one of the most educated and highest qualified in the world, and significantly more educated than Australia’s. The research, by Mark Blackham of BlacklandPR and Geoffrey Miller ... More>>

The Dig: An Illogical Ideological Struggle

Dig beneath all the trade wars and the arguments to the effect that the USA should not permit China to achieve economic and technological superiority, or even parity, and you find the real reason behind the conflict... More>>

Travel: Government Eases Visa Restrictions For Visitors In New Zealand

Visitor visa holders will be able to stay in New Zealand a little longer as the Government eases restrictions for those still here, the Minister of Immigration has announced. More>>




InfoPages News Channels