JOA focuses its development grants on six target countries which were selected by measuring three key factors – how much they need outside help; their lower levels of corruption compared to similarly-poor nations; and the strength of their existing links with Jersey.
JOA uses two measures when selecting its target countries: The United Nation’s Human Development Index (HDI), a composite measure of poverty and need, and Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), ranks countries by levels of corruption.
JOA’s focal countries are: Ethiopia, Malawi, Nepal, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Zambia.
Jersey’s International development grants are concentrated on three key themes - Dairy for Development, Financial Inclusion and Conservation Livelihoods - selected for their effectiveness in bringing lasting change and because they are areas in which Jersey has skills and knowledge that can be shared.
Jersey Overseas Aid does not accept unsolicited grant applications for development projects. Instead, JOA’s select partners are invited to bid for support at different times of the year. The conditions of funding opportunities are set out in our Explanatory Booklet (below).
For more information on becoming a partner please visit our Partners page.