South-South and Triangular Cooperation > New Zealand

New Zealand is a small donor on a world scale and therefore works in partnership with other agencies to coordinate TCB initiatives with southern donorsWorking in partnership with other agencies also allows New Zealand to extend its reach and respond to development needs around the globe.

The financing mechanisms for triangular cooperation are the following:

The New Zealand Aid Programme provides core funding to several multilateral agencies. Core funding is used to implement programmes in developing counties and across each agency’s operations to support priorities agreed by board members. Additional funding is sometimes provided to agencies to help them respond to specific emergencies or significant new work, for example natural disasters, health crises and conflict. Funding for these organizations is usually provided through the use of various contracting instruments.An example of an on-going project is the Mekong Institute in Thailand, established by governments of New Zealand and Thailand to provide human resource development opportunities to government officials, private sector associations and academics from the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), specifically Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam and the Yunnan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China (deails are provided under Trade Policy Development)

The New Zealand Aid Programme is made up of 24 individual programmes. These programmes apply the overall New Zealand Aid Programme mission to specific countries, regions, sectors and themes. Regional programmes allow the New Zealand Aid Programme to have a coordinated approach to region-wide issues. Country programmes are New Zealand’s bilateral aid to a country. They focus on a country’s specific needs and context. More information about the budget, focus areas and strategy for each programme is available at the following link:

http://www.aid.govt.nz/about-aid-programme/how-we-work/programme-framework.

Monitoring and data collection: In the example of The Mekong Institute (MI) above, the Institute has mechanisms for internal data collection and reporting to its Council. New Zealand receives copies of this. The Institute has its own monitoring and evaluation mechanisms; reporting to New Zealand is on the basis of a results framework which describes the outputs, outcomes and goal of the Institute.