A work in progress: Irish aid for trade in Africa

As Ireland explores ways to fine-tune its aid for trade policy, the donor is struggling to overcome challenges ranging from a dwindling budget to a lack of an aid exit strategy from Africa. Industry insiders, NGOs and the government share their thoughts on how to move forward.

About the author

  • Anna Patton

    Anna Patton is a freelance journalist and media facilitator specializing in global development and social enterprise. Currently based in London, she previously worked with development NGOs and EU/government institutions in Berlin, Brussels and Dar es Salaam as well as in the U.K., and has led media projects with grass-roots communities in Uganda and Kenya. Anna has an master’s degree in European studies — specializing in EU development policy — and is a fellow of the On Purpose social enterprise program.