Change and Resilience in New Zealand Aid under Minister McCully
Keywords:foreign aid, aid policy, foreign policy, international development, MFAT
This article studies the New Zealand government aid programme over the years of Murray McCully’s tenure as New Zealand’s foreign minister. The article uses quantitative and qualitative data to detail changes in New Zealand aid volume, sectoral and geographic foci, and quality. We argue that despite strong rhetoric from Minister McCully, change in some areas was surprisingly modest. Yet the minister had impacts in other areas, particularly on aid quality, foremost in the form of changes to the purpose of New Zealand aid.
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