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International Development Assistance

Official development assistance (ODA) is defined as government aid that promotes and specifically targets the economic development and welfare of developing countries. The Cook Islands officially graduated to a ‘high income country’ status on 1 January 2020, as determined by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) standards.

Despite graduation status, the Cook Islands continues to receive International Development Assistance in the form of Grants and Technical Assistance from our Development Partners supporting various Development Programmes and Projects.

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