Foreign Affairs and Trade
Official Development Assistance
This initiative provides further Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste. This assistance will be used to support human rights and effective governance, gender equality and women's empowerment and child and youth wellbeing in these countries. This adds to existing Vote Foreign Affairs (previously Vote Official Development Assistance) funding for ODA of $812.181 million in 2020/21 and $908.735 million, $951.268 million and $955.014 million in 2021/22, 2022/23 and 2023/24 respectively, of which 60% goes to the Pacific.
This initiative provides funding to enable the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to provide and maintain a safe, secure and fit-for-purpose property portfolio in the Pacific. This is essential to delivering the Ministry's diplomatic objectives in the region.