Concern and Irish Aid

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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

Concern received a five-year development grant from Irish Aid in 2017. This will fund a development programme to achieve sustainable improvements for some of the poorest people in the world.

The scheme will run until 2021 and will be put to work in 17 countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh,Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Liberia, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudanand two separate programmes in Ireland.

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

Successful history

This isn’t our first time to receive funding from Irish Aid. In fact, we have a successful history of working together.

In 2012, we received a separate five-year development grant of around €100 million from Irish Aid,which funded the implementation of 29 programmes that changed the lives of 1.3 million people in 19 countries.

Click on the image below to view our interactive programme map , which illustrates how the last grant was spent with a country-by-country breakdown before it concluded in 2016.

Irish Aid map

An independent evaluation of our previous partnership showed that we made a significant impact in these areas:

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

More information

Read more about our development funding partnership with Irish Aid:


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