Irish Aid is the Irish Government’s programme for overseas development. The programme is managed by the Development Co-operation Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The work they do in fighting global poverty and hunger is integral to Ireland’s foreign policy.
Irish Aid is a division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Their Ministers are Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charles Flanagan, T.D. and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Joe McHugh, T.D.
The aim of their aid programme is to reduce poverty and hunger, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where the needs are greatest. By supporting long term development and providing humanitarian assistance in over eighty countries, on behalf of the Irish people, they are helping to build better futures for some of the world’s poorest communities.
Their priorities are outlined in One World One Future: Ireland's Policy for International Development. Their 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 global poverty and hunger and achieving the Millennium Development Goals in these priority areas.
- Ending Poverty- Hunger- Gender Equality- Environment and Climate Change- Health- HIV and AIDS- Governance and Human Rights- Education- Water and Sanitatioin- Trade and Economic Growth