Strategic Plan

The work of Dóchas is based on the values and experiences of our member organisations, and that of their colleagues and partners overseas. We develop five year strategies to reflect and support those values.

Dóchas Strategy 2022 - 2026 

Over the next five years, supported by an effective organisational approach, Dóchas will focus on four complementary and mutually reinforcing areas of work aimed at strengthening the overall impact of Irish international development and humanitarian organisations.

Read our 2022 - 2026 Strategy here 

Read on to find out more about some activites behind the development of currrent strategy, as well as about Dóchas' previous strategies.   

2022 New Strategy Process

This year will see Dóchas develop a new five year strategy. As part of this process we partnered with REOS to complete a  project to Re-Imagine INGOs. This project brought together members and critical friends and the results were presented at the Dóchas 2021 Conference. The presentation is available below.

Reos Partners Dóchas Presentation

2021 Interim Strategy Statement

The uncertainty created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic looks set to continue for the foreseeable future. This inevitably presents a wide range of challenges, and opportunities for the sector in 2021, both in terms of programming, fundraising and public engagement.

For Dóchas, we need to continue to be responsive to the needs of the sector both in terms of the kind of events and conversations we host, as well as finding ways to connect and support members.

This “Interim Strategy Statement” has been developed to guide and prioritise our work, whilst ensuring we remain adaptable to further shocks or changes to the sector. We will need to continue to be ambitious but realistic in terms of what the Secretariat can deliver to meet the wide ranging needs of our diverse membership.

This interim strategy is expected to complement our Strategic Plan 2015 to 2020, as well as help us develop a new strategy by the end of 2021. It has been developed through a facilitated planning process with the Dóchas team and the Board, as well as reflecting on the findings of a recent Dóchas survey.

View 2021 Interim Strategy Statement

Dóchas Strategy 2015-2020

The 2015-2020 Dóchas was build around four strategic priorities:

1. Build expertise

Connecting organisations and people and stimulate the exchange of
experience to build a bigger shared knowledge base and to prompt the
practical application of lessons learnt and insights gained. Ensure the
relevance and impact of those working for global justice, by articulating and
disseminating core professional standards and ethical guidelines.

2. Build our voice

Equipping our members to strengthen their ability to advocate on behalf of
marginalised communities of people and build our capacity to coordinate,
represent, educate and mobilise people and organisations working towards
global justice.

3. Build alliances

Providing inspiring thought leadership and forge alliances and partnerships
with organisations and people that can help bring new solutions and
increased scale to approaches to building global solidarity and global justice.

4. Build our network

Strengthening our accountable and effective network, so that the
organisation can achieve its mission and vision and support a movement for
global justice in the long term.

 View Dóchas Strategy 2015-2020


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