27 November 2014
Forum Compact Development Partner Peer Review of New Zealand heads to Kiribati
Following the completion of the first leg of the review of New Zealand’s development cooperation in the Pacific, the
Forum Compact Review Team is now visiting Kiribati to assess the effectiveness of New Zealand’s assistance in the small
island developing state.
The review team’s week-long visit to Wellington included discussions with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
AidProgramme leaders and staff, civil society organisations, parliamentarians, opinion leaders and senior
representatives from resident Pacific missions in Wellington.
The review is being conducted jointly with representatives from the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of
theOrganisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The teams are continuing the joint effort this week in Kiribati where they will meet with senior Ministers and
government officials, members of civil society, resident development partners and with Te Beretitenti of Kiribati, His
The main aim of the visit is to assess the link between “policy and practice” and to ground truth the effectiveness of
New Zealand’s development cooperation in the Pacific.
“We consider the review teams’ visit an excellent opportunity to do a country deep dive on how New Zealand assistance is
changing lives,” says Craig Hawke, Head of the New Zealand Aid Programme at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
“We encourage other development partners in the Pacific to consider this review as a way to move forward and achieve
better development processes. This review will help provide us with a platform to look at new ideas in the next step for