The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) commissioned Adam Smith International to conduct an evaluation of its country programme in Tokelau. The evaluation assessed the quality of New Zealand’s aid delivery, the results of its programme of assistance, and suggested ways New Zealand could better meet its obligations to Tokelau in its capacity as a Realm state of New Zealand.

The evaluation adopted a mixed method approach. Field work was conducted in Wellington, Tokelau and Samoa and over 90 key informants from New Zealand and Tokelau were interviewed. Statistical techniques were also used to assess various aspects of New Zealand’s development cooperation. In accordance with the Terms of Reference the evaluation also focused on issues associated with the provision of budget support.

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