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 we do in fighting global poverty and hunger is integral to Ireland’s foreign policy.
One World, One Future, Ireland’s Policy for International Development sets out our vision of a sustainable and just world, where people are empowered to overcome poverty and hunger and fully realise their rights and potential.
The Programme of Strategic Cooperation promotes linkages and co-operation in research and teaching between higher education and research institutions in Ireland and in countries supported by Irish Aid. The programme is managed in partnership with the Higher Education Authority (HEA).
The Programme of Strategic Co-operation (PSC) was launched in 2006 with the aim of providing funding for universities and third-level colleges in Ireland to develop collaborative partnerships with higher education institutions in developing countries. The Programme has resulted in a significant generation of new knowledge, strengthened networks and partnerships and capacity within universities and learning institutions across Africa. Seven projects are currently funded under Round 3 of the PSC.