This report covers an evaluation of Core Sector Support (CSS) between New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the Cook Islands Government (CIG). The driving focus of the report is to allow the Cook Islands Government to take ownership of the Cook Islands’ national development aspirations and key budgetary decisions, while also utilising various attributes that New Zealand has to offer as the Cook Islands’ foremost development partner. The report outlines an enhanced economic self-reliance for the Cook Islands through the evaluation of the health, education and tourism sectors. 

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