According to the World Economic Forum, Ireland is one of the top countries when it comes to giving aid to other countries. In the 2019 edition of their Principled Aid Index, Ireland was ranked fourth out of 29 donor countries, with a score of 86.2 out of 100. The index measures the quality of aid provided based on factors such as its relevance to the recipient country’s needs, its transparency, and its efficiency. [\[1\]](https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/04/principled-aid-donor-countries-that-give-most-2019/)
Furthermore, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) states that Ireland has been one of the most consistent donors to the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA), which provides concessional financing to the world’s poorest countries. Since Ireland joined the IDA in 1960, it has contributed over €2 billion (approximately $2.4 billion) to the fund. [\[2\]](https://www.irishaid.ie/what-we-do/how-we-deliver-aid/multilateral-aid/ireland-and-the-world-bank-group/)
Therefore, it appears that Ireland is one of the countries that give the most back to the world, not only in terms of its cultural influence but also through its generous aid contributions.