Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence

Since October 2017, the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence, has  undertaken a review of the Government’s official development assistance Irish Aid programme.

The review has included several meetings with stakeholders.  UCD's  Patrick Paul Walsh, Professor of International Development Studies had a meeting which is recorded  here.

The session was held on Thursday, 16 Nov 2017 and participants were: Session A - Patrick Paul Walsh, Professor of International Development Studies, UCD Session B - Ambassadors of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Kenya.

The full report and recommendations of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence, Review of the Irish Aid Programme, can be downloaded here.

The report makes twenty two recommendations that will feed into a new white paper on Ireland in the era of Sustainable Development.