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What we do

The aim of our aid programme is 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.

Our priorities are outlined in One World One Future: Ireland's Policy for International Development. Our focus is on reducing hunger and improving resilience; inclusive and sustainable economic growth; better governance, human rights and accountability

Ireland is playing its part in addressing poverty, injustice and damage to our planet and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in these priority areas.

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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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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