Pre-Budget Submission 2025

No Time To Lose: A call to action on Conflict, Hunger and Climate

Budget 2025 will be the last opportunity for this Government, and this Oireachtas, to set a course to realise Ireland’s international commitments for a better, more peaceful and sustainable world.

We need to accelerate progress to reach our commitment of spending 0.7% of our GNI on Official Development Assistance (ODA) by 2030.

We are calling on the Government to commit to taking ambitious, accelerated and transformative action to address food insecurity, tackle the climate emergency and end structural inequality.

We must ensure that our funding is targeted at the real changemakers – civil society organisations, local actors and women’s organisations, who work on the frontlines of response and are best placed to deliver effective support to those most in need.

Efforts must be made to ensure that they can operate in an environment where they can succeed. Without deliberate global policies to accelerate progress, at least 492 million people will be left in extreme poverty by 2030.

Recommendations for the Irish Government in Budget 2025:
• Make real progress to realising the commitment to spend 0.7% of GNI on ODA by 2030 by increasing the ODA budget in 2025 by €292m and publish a pathway to achieve this.
• Deliver on our commitment of €225m per annum of climate finance at a minimum and set a pathway to increase this allocation to Ireland’s actual 'fair share' of €500m per year.
• Ensure that 25% of all Irish ODA is allocated to locally-led humanitarian, development and peace initiatives that can deliver support directly to affected populations. 

Download the Dóchas Pre-Budget submission 2025 here.

Front cover image -  Pakistan: Women on their way home carrying drinking water on their heads. Photo: Ingenious Captures/Concern Worldwide


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