Irish Aid is the Irish Government's programme for overseas development. The programme is managed by the Development Co-operation Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The work Irish Aid does in fighting global poverty and hunger is integral to Ireland's foreign policy. Irish Aid work is guided by policies which place the fight against hunger and global poverty at the heart of Ireland's foreign policy.
The aim of Irish aid programme is to reduce poverty, hunger and humanitarian need, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. By supporting long term development and providing humanitarian assistance in over eighty countries, on behalf of the Irish people, Irish Aid is helping to build better futures for some of the world's poorest communities. Priorities are outlined in One World One Future: Ireland's Policy for International Development. Irish Aid focus is on reducing hunger and improving resilience; inclusive and sustainable economic growth; better governance, human rights and accountability. Ireland is playing its part in addressing poverty, injustice and damage to our planet and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in these priority areas.