Story: Development assistance and humanitarian aid

John Allen interview

Under the National-led government elected in 2008, the focus of New Zealand’s aid programme changed from poverty alleviation to the promotion of sustainable economic development. Here Guyon Espiner interviews John Allen, who was appointed head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2009, about the shift in focus.

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John Overton, 'Development assistance and humanitarian aid - Aid and politics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 January 2022)

Story by John Overton, published 20 Jun 2012