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The Isle of Man's International Development policy

The Government set out its policy in relation to International Development in the Programme for Government which is to 'maintain our commitment to international development.'

The Cabinet Office is responsible for implementing the Isle of Man Government's policy on International Development and the allocation of funding from the £2.5 million International Development annual budget, in accordance with the policy of the Council of Ministers.

The four objectives that support the International Development policy are -

The Isle of Man Government will:

  • Ensure that international development funding is targeted to support projects that meet the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
  • Focus International Development funding on those countries ranked as 'Low Development' on the United Nations Human Development Index 
  • Provide a swift response to international humanitarian crises
  • Support the voluntary sector in raising awareness of global development issues throughout the Manx population.

How the Isle of Man Government distributes its International Development funding

Funding Streams

Following a review of how the Isle of Man delivers its International Development budget, there are now five funding streams through which funds are distributed. An overview of each funding stream can be found on the Funding Streams page and full details are contained in the International Development Funding Allocation document.

Funded projects

The Isle of Man has been providing funding for overseas aid and International Development projects for more than three decades. More information about the Island's long-standing commitment to International Development can be found on Background page.

Information about funded International Development projects, both past and present, can be found on the Funded Projects page.

How the International Development budget is utilised each year and what is achieved by the funding is documented each year in an annual report. Past reports can be viewed on the Annual Reports page.

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If you have any further queries please contact:

International Development

Cabinet Office

Government Office

Bucks Road


Isle of Man


Telephone:+44 1624 685363

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