Ireland Overall Performance
Ireland ranked 4th in the HRI 2011, dropping two positions from last year. Based on the patterns of its scores, Ireland is classified as a Group 3 donor. Donors in this group tend to perform below average in all pillars, with the exception of Pillar 1 (Responding to needs) and Pillar 2 (Prevention, risk reduction and recovery), where they score close to average. Other donors in the group include Australia, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, and Spain.
Overall, Ireland scored above the OECD/DAC and Group 3 averages. Ireland scored above the OECD/DAC and Group 3 averages in all pillars, with the exception of Pillar 2, where it was below both averages. Ireland did best compared to its OECD/DAC peers in indicators on Funding accountability initiatives, Funding UN and RC/RC appeals, Funding NGOs, Un-earmarked funding and Participating in accountability initiatives – all quantitative indicators. Its scores were relatively the lowest in Funding international risk mitigation, Advocacy towards local authorities, Advocacy for protection of civilians, Donor capacity and expertise and Strengthening local capacity. Overall, Ireland performed better in quantitative indicators than in the qualitative, survey-based indicators.