Funding the poorest countries

Funding the poorest countries

Concern has been given a grant from Irish Aid. In the current funding cycle, which includes €19.9 million for 2012, we’re focusing on 18 of the 25 countries we work in.

Committed to the poorest people

How do we decide which countries to focus on with this grant? Well, we’re committed to working with the poorest people in the poorest countries in the world. So, we have tried to make sure the grant is spent helping the people who need it most. 

To do this, we looked at a wide range of international data about poverty, inequality and vulnerability. Read our in-depth report about this process.

Most vulnerable countries

We decided to fund some of our work in the following 18 countries: Republic of Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo and Niger, Haiti, Afghanistan and The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi and Burundi, Rwanda, Bangladesh and Ethiopia.

In these countries, Concern and Irish Aid are working together to achieve results that are explained in the 18 annual country plans. You can also explore our work together through the interactive programme map