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Austrian Development Agency (ADA) International Conference on Development Assistance Operators Ljubljana – Slovenia, 4 June 2008 Robert Zeiner www.ada.gv.at Organisational context Ministry for European and Austrian Development Agency International Affairs (ADA) (MfA) The operational Unit of the Directorate General for Austrian Development Development Policy Cooperation www.ada.gv.at ADA basic facts Legal form: non-profit limited liability company Owner: Republic of Austria Owner’s representative: Ministry for European and International Affairs (MfA) Supervisory board (term of office: 4 years): 12 Members: MfA (6 incl. chairperson), Ministries of Finance, Economic Affairs, Social Affairs, Agriculture (each 1), Provincial Governors, staff representatives (each 1) www.ada.gv.at Budget and Staff Budget 2006 2007 Programmes & Projects 99,95 Mio. EUR 100,3 Mio. EUR Staff Headquarters 73 77 Country Offices 79 84 Total 152 161 www.ada.gv.at References Development Cooperation Act 2002 Three-Year Programme of the Austrian Development Policy ADC . strategic level ADC ADC Sector- Strategic Regional Country- policies Guidelines Strategies Strategies ADC ADA Business Plan operational level ADA Annual Programme www.ada.gv.at ADC ADC Instruments Cooperation with Cooperation within the Bilateral cooperation with involvement of framework of international partner governments development cooperation organisations organisations Tenders Grants www.ada.gv.at ADC Instruments Bilateral cooperation with partner governments Direct Budget Support SWAp Basket Funds National Execution Debt-cancellation www.ada.gv.at Multi-donor-initatives www.ada.gv.at Individual applications within ADC programmes Tenders Calls for Proposals NGO co-financing organisations ADC Instruments involvement of Cooperation with development cooperation Cooperation with multilateral and bilateral Grants organisations Humanitarian Action Private Sector Partnerships Development Education in Austria Scholarship programmes ADC Instruments NGO Co-financing NGO- Microprojects NGO-Individual projects South and East NGO-Framework Programmes Personnel Development Cooperation EU-Cofinancing www.ada.gv.at Strategic Perspectives - Trends Implementation of Aid Effectiveness Agenda: Conference in Ghana (September 2008) and beyond Develop further the Austrian National Action Plan Manage increasing volumes: hope for “fresh money” The Austrian Development Bank www.ada.gv.at Enhancing Aid Effectiveness ADC Measures Common instruments have been introduced and expanded Infrastructure partnership PIDG EFSE Co-financing with one ore more donors Eligibility check as precondition for taking over management tasks for projects and programmes of the EC was finalised in spring 2008 ( Indirect Centralised Management) www.ada.gv.at Enhancing Aid Effectiveness (2) Participation in and support of operational networks and forums: OECD-DAC, energy (EUEI, FEMA, ESMAP), Train4Dev, EUNIDA, research networks, NGO-cooperation (DECIM, Like Minded Group) Private sector and development: Donor Committee for enterprise Development) the Practitioners’ Network for European Development Cooperation: is an informal and open platform for European donor agencies and administrations directly involved in implementing development cooperation in the field. The goal is to harmonise, better coordinate and to be more complementary among donors, including those from new EU MS. office sharing: maintaining existing ones and identifying for potential new possibilities to share facilities www.ada.gv.at Management Business Plan 2009 - 2012 Increased Application of Budget Support, Pooled Funding, National Execution Enhance Concentration: geographic focuses, e.g. SEE Optimisation Project Cycle Management („Learning Organisation“) Strengthen Managing for Results (Train4Dev) Division of Labour (EU Context and beyond) Further develop Business Partnerships Systematic staff development (career and training) Strengthen systematic approach concerning evaluation at project level www.ada.gv.at Co - operation Memoranda of understanding with different donors (specifically smaller donors such as Slovak Aid, Liechtenstein). Currently a new MoU with Romania is under discussion. Joint trainings (e.g. PFM in SEE); participation in trainings Joint Missions Joint projects (incl. Indirect Centralized Management – EC) Study/exposire visits to ADA Vienna and field offices (prepared with Slovak Aid) Workshops on specific issues: seminar on business partnerships and development partnerships in autumn in Vienna www.ada.gv.at Thank You ! www.ada.gv.at
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