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Get Involved

What is the public consultation about?

The public consultation will centre on how Ireland’s development cooperation can contribute towards meeting the ambitious objectives of new international development policies, including the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals agreed by the United Nations in 2015. 

The consultation will be structured around the four questions set out in the consultation paper.

  1. What elements of Ireland’s international development experience should the new policy reflect?
  2. What are the implications of the changing global context for Ireland’s international development cooperation and humanitarian action?
  3. Do the proposed priorities respond to the changing context and contribute to the achievement of our vision of a more equal, peaceful, sustainable world?
  4. How can we improve delivery of Ireland’s international development cooperation and humanitarian action? 

How to participate in the consultation

The public consultation will take place from July through early October 2018. There will be opportunities for the general public, the development community in Ireland, and partners and stakeholders in developing countries to give input to policy development. The end product will be a new policy for international development which will be published by the Government in 2018, setting out the way ahead for Ireland’s international development cooperation and humanitarian action.

People and organisations can participate in the consultation in any of the following ways:

•             By participating in one of the public consultation meetings taking place around Ireland. Details of venue and time will be posted on this website and on social media in due course.

Cork - 13th September

Galway - 17th September

Sligo - 18th September

Limerick - 20th September

Dublin - 2nd October

•             By responding online, in response to the questions detailed in the consultation paper. Written responses should be submitted by email following the submission guidelines by 5pm on 23 August 2018

 

Format for written submissions

Written submissions should follow the format below:

 1.           Cover Page

-              Nature of views (indicate personal / on behalf of an organisation):

-              Organisation (if applicable):

-              Role in organisation (if applicable):

-              Postal address:

-              Web-address:

-              Email:

-              Daytime telephone number:

-              Freedom of information: Responses are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Acts and may be released in total or in part. Please indicate if there are aspects of your response that you seek to have withheld, and the reasons for same.

-              Date of posting response:

 

2.            Response

The response should address the four questions set out in the consultation paper. Submissions will be accepted with a maximum word count of 5,000.

  1. What elements of Ireland’s international development experience should the new policy reflect?
  2. What are the implications of the changing global context for Ireland’s international development cooperation and humanitarian action?
  3. Do the proposed priorities respond to the changing context and contribute to the achievement of our vision of a more equal, peaceful, sustainable world?
  4. How can we improve delivery of Ireland’s international development cooperation and humanitarian action?    

 **Please note that all submission may be published, and all submissions will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Acts. Comments involving allegations of any kind against a named or otherwise identifiable person or organisation may be viewed as defamatory by the subject of the comments. Those making submissions may be sued directly for any defamatory allegations in a submission and should avoid making such allegations**