Ireland's Development Policies

Since the foundation of the State, Ireland has been a committed and active member of the international community. Beginning in 1974, Ireland’s development cooperation and humanitarian action has contributed to the reduction of global poverty: it has responded to crises, has helped resolve conflicts and supported the rebuilding of lives and countries once peace has been restored.

Irish Aid is the Government branch concerned with development within the Department of Foreign Affairs, and works with the Minister for the Diaspora and International Development to shape Ireland’s development policies.

See below for information on Ireland’s development policies, along with Dóchas’ reviews and interactions with them, and prescriptions for future policy.

Ireland's submission to the SDG High-Level Political Forum

 Dóchas Submissions to Public Consultation on New International Development Policy 2018

The Management of Ireland’s Aid

Dóchas Budget Submissions

Aid Quantity

Resources on Ireland’s Aid Programme