To translate the generosity, skills and compassion of the people of Jersey into effective assistance for the world’s most vulnerable people.
In per-capita terms Jersey is one of the wealthiest places in the world, and we believe it is morally right to share some of our wealth and expertise to address poverty and suffering in countries much less fortunate than our own.
We also have an ethical obligation to target and manage our overseas aid as carefully as possible. If we don’t fund the best projects, or support only the highest-performing charities, we let down both those we should have helped and those whose money we should have used better. Jersey Overseas Aid bears a dual responsibility: to the world’s poorest and neediest people, and to Jersey’s citizens.
JOA’s strategic plan sets out how Jersey will maximise the impact of its overseas aid programme over the next five years. It is both a statement of intent and a framework for action: everything we do – every programme we support; every grant we make – is explained by and contributes towards the goals in this document.
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