Irish Aid

Irish Aid







Key contacts Main website
Trade website
Type Bilateral

Irish Aid is Ireland’s official programme for overseas development. It is a part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and managed by the Development Co-operation Division. Irish Aid’s priority areas include

  • education,
  • ending poverty,
  • environment and climate change,
  • gender equality,
  • governance and human rights,
  • health,
  • HIV and AIDS,
  • hunger,
  • trade and economic growth and
  • water and sanitation.

Irish Aid supports countries  to use trade as a generator for additional resources and income. This support is inclusive of

  • strengthening trade capacity,
  • supporting fair and ethical trade,
  • encouraging investment and knowledge transfer,
  • promoting links between Irish and African businesses,
  • promoting private sector development in our partner countries and
  • supporting international initiatives.

The main focus of Irish Aid’s support in on sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, Irish Aid concentrates its long-term development assistance on nine key partner countries: EthiopiaLesothoMalawiMozambiqueSierra LeoneTanzaniaUganda, Vietnam and Zambia.