Irish Aid’s Strategy for Development Education (2007-2015), Promoting Public Engagement for Development, aims to ensure that DE reaches a wide audience in Ireland by increasing the provision of high quality programmes to teachers, and by working with the Department of Education and Skills and its agencies, the education sector, NGOs and civil society partners.

Irish Aid’s WorldWise Global Schools programme falls within this overarching strategy, with a focus on building the capacity of post-primary schools to engage effectively with DE.The WorldWise Global Schools Strategy outlines in detail the programme’s aim, vision and key deliverables to be achieved over the programme’s three-year lifetime.


To bring about an increasing spread, number and mix of post-primary schools engaging in and availing of quality development education.


  • A post-primary sector with an increased proportion of schools engaging with development education
  • Teachers with increased confidence and capacity as development educators in their own schools
  • Students with an increased capacity to think critically and creatively to articulate their role as global citizens.
Irish Aid will release their new Strategy for Development Education on 21st December 2016