Development Cooperation Ireland (DCI)

The Government of Ireland’s Development Cooperation Ireland (DCI) manages the Irish Aid, providing assistance to people, governments and civil society in other countries. Irish Aid is an integral part of Ireland’s foreign policy and it has played a critical role in supporting many programmes for development around the world. Poverty is the key focus of the international development assistance of the Irish Aid. Irish Aid also believes in flexibility of operations and hence, most of the aid it gives to countries and organizations is untied.

Irish Aid supports projects and programmes in the following areas:

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Irish Aid has prioritized mostly African countries, in addition to Vietnam, Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. It has a number of funding programmes such as Multi Annual Programme Scheme (MAPS), Micro Projects Scheme, Civil Society Fund, Emergency and Recovery, Development Education, Simon Cumbers Media Challenge Fund, Global Health Research Awards, Irish Aid and Higher Education Partnership and Partnership Programme for Europe and Central Asia.

The contact information of Irish Aid is:

Irish Aid
Department of Foreign Affairs
Riverstone House, 23 – 27 Henry Street
Limerick, Ireland

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