World Development Appeal

World Development Appeal
Location: Overseas
The World Development Appeal (WDA) is launched in the autumn each year. Over the Advent and the Christmas season we aim to raise £500,000, or more, for development projects overseas, with funding channelled through our aid agency partners, Christian Aid and Tearfund.



The World Development Appeal has been in existence since July 1980, and gives our church members the opportunity to respond to the needs of the poorest and most marginalised of the world's people. We work in long term partnership with the poor, changing lives and communities for the better.

  • World Development not only aims to raise money but also to raise awareness.
  • World Development supports the continuing campaign to cancel the debt of poor countries.
  • World Development supports the Trade and Justice Movement which is working for fairer world trade rules.

In 2002, our General Assembly passed the following Resolution:

"That The General Assembly encourage the use of fairlytraded products within the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and advocate the use of fairly traded tea, coffee, and other products within Church House and also at Presbytery and congregational events."

Responsibility for planning, promoting and overseeing the World Development Appeal lies with the World Development Committee (WDC), one of four committees of the Board of Mission Overseas (BMO) whose members are appointed each year by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

For further details on the 2014 appeal and more information on PCI's partners in Rwanda etc visit PCI Mission Overseas.

To view information on past appeals please click here.

For more information on World Development contact:

World Development Committee
Mission Overseas Office
Assembly Buildings
2-10 Fisherwick Place
Belfast  BT1 6DW

T:+44 (0)28 9032 2284
F:+44 (0)28 9023 6605
E: kmeyer@presbyterianireland.org