Concern and Irish Aid

Concern and Irish Aid

Concern Worldwide and the Irish government have a history of working together successfully. Our aim is to help people lift themselves out of poverty.

Five-year funding

In 2012, we received a five-year development grant from Irish Aid to fund a programme to achieve sustainable improvements in the lives of 1.3 million people in the world’s poorest countries.

Over the lifetime of the programme (2012-2016), Concern will receive almost €100 million to implement 29 programmes in 19 countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Zambia and Ireland.

The programme aims to tangibly improve the lives of extremely poor people, while at the same time addressing the inequalities, risks and vulnerabilities that cause and maintain poverty. Particular emphasis will be given to monitoring, so that any changes necessary to improve programmes are made in a timely and effective manner.

Interactive programme map

Click on the image below to view our interactive programme map illustrating the impact of these programmes by country or by result area.

Successful history

This isn’t our first time to receive funding from Irish Aid – we have a successful history of working together. An independent evaluation of our previous partnership showed that we made a significant impact in these areas:

  • Health and nutrition 
  • Access to food
  • Access to education
  • National health institutions and policies

More information

Read more about our development funding partnership with Irish Aid:


Find out more about Concern's work that is supported by Irish Aid: