Ruairí de Búrca leads the Division charged with managing the Irish Aid development cooperation programme. In this capacity, he advises on the most effective and efficient policy options for the delivery of Ireland’s international development goals, including humanitarian aid. He represents Irish positions on development matters in international fora, including the EU and UN. He leads the team responsible for the timely and prudential delivery of Ireland’s development cooperation. He also leads on Ireland’s bilateral relationship with Africa, including political and economic relations with the countries of that continent.