The Development Support Program was initially vaunted in 2016 and adopted by the government of Vanuatu in 2017. The plan seeks to assist the government in local job creation, keeping the country’s national budget balanced, and stimulating the economy.

Vanuatu CBI Program applicants’ donations go towards funding this program, lending significant philanthropic value to the act of obtaining Vanuatu citizenship by investment. By as early as 2018, citizenship donations constituted a whopping 33% of total government revenue.