The Irish Aid programme’s priority is the reduction of poverty, inequality and exclusion in developing countries. Irish Aid helps to promote social justice through the kind of support it provides. The programme’s activities are designed to tackle the basic issues surrounding poverty, in order to stop the problems appearing in the first place.
Irish Aid operates its African programmes in Lesotho, Mozambique, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Malawi. In Asia, Irish Aid operates in Vietnam.
Irish Aid works closely with people in the countries who receive their assistance. It is important that there is co-operation and sharing of responsibilities between Irish Aid and the local people. In this way, the good work of the programme will last and be strengthened.