Country Idealist Profiles

Ireland – International Development Cooperation: Geographic Focus

Posted in Ireland, Ireland - International Development Cooperation by hynesbrid on August 21, 2008

Irish Aid provides bilateral and multilateral funding for projects in over 90 countries around the world.

Since its inception in 1974, the Irish Aid programme has had a strong geographic focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.  Approximately 80% of Ireland’s Overseas Development Aid goes to Africa.  Under the bilateral part of its programme, Irish Aid operates intensive and wide-ranging country programmes in six countries in Africa, namely Lesotho, Mozambique, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Uganda.  Malawi will become Ireland’s seventh programme country in Africa.

Timor-Leste and Vietnam, both in Asia, are Ireland’s remaining programme countries.

For an interactive map which highlights the regions arcoss the world where Irish Aid currently provides /  supports programmes please click on the below link.


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