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					                Austrian Development Agency
                (ADA)
                International Conference on
                Development Assistance Operators
                Ljubljana – Slovenia, 4 June 2008

                Robert Zeiner

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         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




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         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)




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         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




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         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




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         ADC

                                             ADC Instruments




                                                                         Cooperation with
          Cooperation within the
                                     Bilateral cooperation with            involvement of
        framework of international
                                       partner governments            development cooperation
             organisations
                                                                            organisations




                                                                  Tenders                  Grants




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         ADC Instruments
                                Bilateral cooperation with
                                  partner governments




                                                 Direct Budget Support




                                                        SWAp




                                                     Basket Funds




                                                   National Execution


                  Debt-cancellation




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                Multi-donor-initatives




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                 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




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       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




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       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)




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   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




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         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



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         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



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                Thank You !


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