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A Better World

A Better World

Ireland’s policy for international development has been published, providing the framework for Ireland’s expanding development cooperation programme in the decade ahead. A Better World charts a clear way forward to achieve our ambition of a more equal, peaceful and sustainable world, shaping and protecting our stability, our prosperity, our shared interests and our common future.

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Development Assistance Annual Reports 2002-2019

Development Assistance Annual Reports 2002-2019

Ireland’s Development Assistance Annual Reports highlight the details of our work to reduce poverty and humanitarian need. Find details of Ireland’s development assistance programme over time through our Annual Report repository.

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Focus on Agriculture

Focus on Agriculture

Assisting smallholder farmers to grow more nutritious food for themselves and their families is a priority for Irish Aid.

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Governance and Human Rights

Governance and Human Rights

Irish Aid recognises that stronger governance, the protection of human rights and effective institutions are central to sustained poverty reduction.

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Trade and Economic Growth

Trade and Economic Growth

Irish Aid focuses on trade and economic growth at national and international level to promote growth that leads to a sustained reduction in poverty.

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What we do

Ireland’s development cooperation programme aims to reduce poverty, hunger and humanitarian need, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. By supporting long term development and providing humanitarian assistance in over eighty countries, on behalf of the Irish people, we are helping to build better futures for some of the world’s poorest communities.

A Better World, Ireland’s policy for international development, provides the framework for Ireland’s expanding development cooperation programme in the decade ahead. It charts a clear way forward to achieve our ambition of a more equal, peaceful and sustainable world, shaping and protecting our stability, our prosperity, our shared interests and our common future.

Ireland’s international development priorities, as outlined in A Better World, are: Reducing Humanitarian Need, Climate Action, Gender Equality and Strengthening Governance. We focus on areas where Ireland has proven expertise and can make a real difference, including in conflict prevention and resolution, humanitarian action, agriculture and nutrition, health, social protection and education.

Ireland is playing its part in addressing poverty, injustice and damage to our planet, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, while at all times, trying to focus our efforts on reaching those furthest behind first.

Our Work

Countries Where We Work

Countries Where We Work

We concentrate support on a small number of countries, in particular, countries in sub-Saharan Africa, to reduce poverty and hunger.

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Our Priority Areas

Our Priority Areas

We have a particular focus on hunger and work in a wide range of sectors which contribute to sustainable and equitable growth.

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Responding to Emergencies

Responding to Emergencies

We help to save lives by providing vital funds, supplies and personnel in response to humanitarian disasters

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Who we work with

Who we work with

By partnering with developing country governments, international organisations, civil society organisations and the private sector we are achieving sustainable results.

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How our Aid Works

How our Aid Works

Our programme is making a positive difference to the lives of poor people and provides value for the Irish taxpayer’s money

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Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

Ireland is committed to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals..

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