World Development


Comhlámh, The Association of Returned Development Workers and Volunteers.

Comhlámh is a member organisation that works to mobilise for an equitable and sustainable world. As the Irish association of development workers and volunteers, Comhlámh promotes responsible, responsive international volunteering and development work.  We support people in their journey of working for social justice. We work with returned volunteers, partner organisations and member groups to foster just, inclusive societies, through progressive grassroots activism in Ireland and internationally.


Our mission is to enable absolutely poor people to achieve major improvements in their lifestyles which are sustainable without ongoing support from Concern. To this end we will work with the poor themselves and with local and international partners who share our vision to create just and peaceful societies where the poor can exercise their fundamental rights.

To achieve our mission the organisation:

CONGRESS Global Solidarity Website

The website is part of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) campaign to foster a greater understanding within the trade union movement on the island of Ireland about the causes and effects of global poverty and inequality.

Focussing on what are known as the 'core labour standards' of the International Labour Organisation, the website will serve as a useful starting point for anybody seeking information and ideas for action in pursuit of workers rights in the global economy and to promote a globalisation that serves the needs of all the world's peoples. is a free online resource to educators in community, youth and formal education focused on the unequal and unjust nature of the world today.

It offers resources to stimulate debate and discussion about the issues and challenges we face and which encourage us to make decisions about the type of world we need and want to create.


Some of the issues explored include child labour, the refugee crisis on Europe’s borders, climate change and world hunger.


Dóchas - The Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations - was formed in October 1993, and is the result of a merger between CONGOOD - which represented the common interests of Irish NGDO's since 1974, and the Irish National Assembly - which links most Irish Non-Governmental Development Organisations (NGDOs) into a European Union network representing over 900 NGDOs.

Elizabeth Finn Care t/a Turn2us

Elizabeth Finn Care (EFC) is a charity that provides practical and financial support to people from a wide range of occupational backgrounds - people who have slipped into poverty due to, or made worse by, physical or mental illness, family breakdown, bereavement or redundancy and older people on inadequate pensions.

Ethiopiaid Ireland

How we are different

Ethiopiaid works with Ethiopians to help transform their lives. With your support we work for an Ethiopia without poverty, in which every person enjoys the right to quality education, healthcare and a life of dignity.

We are experienced

Financial Justice Ireland

Financial Justice Ireland is composed of organisations and individuals who share a deep concern about the injustice of the debt crisis and a commitment to work together for an effective, fair and speedy solution to the crisis.

Members of the Coalition include development agencies, religious congregations, solidarity groups, trade unions and women's groups and other organisations and individuals.

Galway One World Centre

Our vision is to work towards creating an inclusive society

  • that is no longer damaged by injustice, oppression and explotation
  • where power and resources are justly shared
  • where people live with dignity, freedom and determination.

Through various activities we link local development issues with their wider global contexts.


GOAL is an International Relief and Development Agency, dedicated to the objective of alleviating the suffering of the poorest of the poor in the Third World. GOAL works towards ensuring that the most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental needs and rights of life, i.e. food, water, shelter, medical attention and primary education. It is non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political.