The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) commissioned Adam Smith International to conduct an evaluation of its country programme in Samoa. 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 Samoa.
The evaluation adopted a mixed method approach. Field work was conducted in Wellington and Apia and over 40 key informants from New Zealand and Samoa were interviewed. In accordance with the Terms of Reference the evaluation also focused on issues associated with the provision of budget support.