We have one main goal: to bring about positive, lasting change in the lives of girls, women and children living in abject poverty.
To achieve this goal, we have established our central commitments and four operational goals that are outlined in our 2018-2020 International Development Strategic Plan:
Good Shepherd Ireland is a learning organisation that facilitates and uses innovation and learning to increase the quality and impact of our work and that of our partners.
We do this through the development and implementation of robust monitoring, evaluation and learning systems and use this learning to improve our work into the future.
International Influencing Network
A unique strength of Good Shepherd Ireland is their capacity to challenge the vested interests that perpetuate the injustice of poverty across the globe. As part of a global network operating in 72 countries, Good Shepherd Ireland will use this collective voice to demand change from governments, multilateral institutions, the United Nations, and multinational companies.
Good Shepherd Ireland will use its status as an NGO in special consultation with ECOSOC at the United Nations to ensure the voices of the most vulnerable girls, women and children are heard to deliver real change to occur in people’s lives.
Good Shepherd Ireland is a transparent and accountable organisation. Accountability, both to the communities living in poverty and to our supporters, partners, donors and other external stakeholders, is an ethical and effective basis for our relationships and will contribute significantly to greater programme impact.
We will ensure this by having good governance practices and robust operating policies and procedures in place.
Good Shepherd Ireland’s work in tackling poverty requires increasing resources in order to truly make changes in the life of girls, women and children living in abject poverty. Our strategies for income growth are rooted in ethical practices and are in line with the Charities Regulator’s standards for income growth and fundraising. A step change in fundraising and diversifying our donor base will secure greater income and position us to match our future ambitions to significantly increase the scale and impact of Good Shepherd Ireland’s work.