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					Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
Walk the Talk? Implementing Division of
Labour - Austrian Experience
Austrian Development Cooperation

   Ministry for European and    Austrian Development Agency
      International Affairs                (ADA)
             (FMEIA)
  Department for Development     The operational unit of the
  Cooperation and Cooperation      Austrian Development
     with Eastern Europe                Cooperation
Austrian Development Cooperation
FMEIA                                 ADA

 Overall-coordination of the          Implementing Austrian development
  Austrian public development           cooperation strategies and programmes

  cooperation                          Management of bilateral development
                                        cooperation budget
 Formulation of development
  cooperation strategies and           Policy dialogue in Austria and partner-
                                        countries
  policies
                                       Advising the FMEIA and other Austrian
 Policy-dialogue in Austria and at     public institutions
  international level
                                       Acquisition of external funding
Geographic Focuses and Local Offices
Sector priorities
The Austrian Development Cooperation offers and implements special
know-how in following priority areas:

 Water & sanitation
 Rural development
 Energy
 Privat sector development
 Education & science
 Governance (incl. peacebuilding
 and conflict prevention, human rights)
Cross-sectoral themes
 Poverty reduction
 Environment
 Gender
 Public finance and democratisation
 Governance (incl. peacebuilding
 and conflict prevention, human rights)
  Official Development Assistance (ODA) 2010*




* According to the preliminary figures on 2011 aid flows reported to OECD/DAC, Austria spent 796.08 million euros on Official Development
Assistance (ODA), which corresponds to 0.27% of the gross national income (GNI) The final figures for 2011 will not be available until about
the end of August 2012.
  Official Development Assistance (ODA) 2010*




* According to the preliminary figures on 2011 aid flows reported to OECD/DAC, Austria spent 796.08 million euros on Official Development
Assistance (ODA), which corresponds to 0.27% of the gross national income (GNI) The final figures for 2011 will not be available until about
the end of August 2012.
Partnership for effective development cooperation,
Busan, South Korea, 2011
 From aid effectiveness to cooperation for effective development

   The Global Partnership includes new actors based on shared principles and
  common goals but differential commitments
   Cooperation with the private sector
   Promote South-South cooperation
 enhanced efforts to strengthen partner country (democratic) ownership
 Partner-led coordination of cooperation (including division of labour, joint
  programming)
 Improved management for results at programme and project level
 Accountability by strengthening parliaments, local government and
  civil society
 Enhanced transparency
 Accelerated efforts for gender equality and empowerment of women
 Sustainable development in fragile conditions
Operationalizing Aid Effectiveness
 Strengthening capacities of development partners according to their
  needs
  70% of all new ADA contracts (2010) include a CD component
  Train4Dev initiative
 Intensified use of development countries’ systems: increasingly used in
  Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Moldova and Western Balkans
  joint PFM trainings in Albania and Burkina Faso
 Alignment of ADC’s programming procedures with processes in
  partner countries to improvepredictability
  Joint programming with EU member states locally (where possible) and
   EU Agenda for Change
Operationalizing Aid Effectiveness

 Mutual accountability: adequate participation in monitoring and review
  mechanisms and timely information of partner countries on scheduled flow
  of resources
  Joint donor analyses as public expenditure and financial accountability
    (PEFA) or joint procurement assessment reports
  All projects in Bhutan in water and sanitation are implemented via
    national execution systems; SPSP in Uganda and Mozambique via use
    of partner - systems
  Multi year country allocations are part of multi annual cooperation
    agreements

 Optimising the mix of financing modalities and stepping up
  programme based cooperaton: avoiding programme fragmentation
Operationalizing Aid Effectiveness
 Upgrading domestic accountability in partner countries by
  strengthening parliaments, media, audit courts and civil society
  organisations

 Improving management for results

 Geographical and sectoral concentration in keeping with the EU
  Code of Conduct on Complementarity and Division of Labour (two,
  maximum three, sectors per partner country, reduction to ten priority
  countries by 2013)

 Delegated cooperation with other donors
 Participation in initiatives of various donors: EFSE, PIDG, EU
  Infrastructure Trust Fund

 Participation in and support of operational networks and fora: EUEI,
  EUWI, Practitioners’ Network, NGO cooperation
Operationalizing Aid Effectiveness

 structured dialogue with civil society on possible complementarity
and synergies for achieving the common aim of more effective
development cooperation
 Gaining public and political support for development cooperation
through greater and more targeted information and communication
 Emphasising political commitments to provide funds for
development cooperation
 Raising the programmable budget for bilateral development
cooperation in Austria
 Improving development-policy coherence overall (applying to all
ODA payments)
Managing Diversity
Managing Diversitiy and Reducing Fragmentation

Private Sector Development

Climate Change

Cooperation in fragile conditions
Delegated Cooperation: Indirect
Centralized Management
EU – ADA

Based on the
alignment of ADC’s programming procedures with processes in
partner countries and
the goal to increase aid efficiency and the leverage of
development cooperation through using synergies between donors
and development partners:
ADA intends to contribute to the practical implemenation of DoL
through an active involvement into delegated cooperations
Delegated Cooperations: ADA to a Partner
 Implementation of the Energy and Environment Partnership
Programme in Southern and East Africa 2010 – 2012: cofunded
by DIFID : ADA delegates to Finland

Transfer Agreement with EC to assist the Palestinian
Authority in its reform and development agenda: ADA
supports an EU fund since 2008 with an overall amount of 4
Mio. € (so far): PEGASE mechanism: financial support to
vulnerable families in the West Bank and Gaza: social
protection mechanism
EU ADA ICM: Current Commitments
In implementation

Albania: Project Preparation Facility
EU contribution: 1.5 Mio.€

Albania: Support and Expansion of the Treasury System
EU contribution: 1.5 Mio.€+ MoFinance of Albania

Central Amercia: Energy and Environment Partnership with
Central America (EEP): EU contribution 1.5 Mio.€, ADC: 3.6
Mio.€, cofunded by Finland (MFA): 13 Mio.€

Rehabilitation of the water supply system of Nisporeni,
Republic of Moldova
EU contribution: 5 Mio.€, overall ca. 11.3 Mio.€, ADC: 3.5 Mio.€
and SDC: 800.000 € + Government of Moldova
EU ADA ICM: Current Commitments

In preparation: Delegation Agreement already signed

Technical Assistance to the Water Supply and Sanitation
Sector in Albania
EU contribution: 2. Mio.€ planned, overall: 4.2 (ADC: 2.2 Mio.€)

Socio-economic development of the Danube Region in
Serbia
EU contribution: 18.5 Mio.€, overall: 19.5 Mio.€
Experience: Water supply: Moldova
 On the base of the Moldovan strategy for water and
sanitation ADA (as Lead Donor) joins hands with EU and SDC
in the Republic of Moldova for the implementation of a
comprehensive water supply and sanitation programme in
southwest Moldova/region of Nisporeni for appr. 23.000 people
EU contributes 5 Mio.€ to this programme via ADA: Delegated
Cooperation

Important:
Clear and focused concentration on sectors: Moldova: WSS
and VET
Active role in the selected sectors: WSS sector dialogue in
Moldova (sector coordination council) and ADA as Lead Donor
in a multi donor project
Active Donor in VET
Experience: ADA cooperation in Uganda
Uganda: Concentration on Water/Sanitation and Justice

Concentration in the sector: Lead in Water and Sanitation
sector in 2010/11 and an active donor in justice sector

Use of Sector Wide Approaches, Programme based aid and
joint funds

Joint Assessment Framework to measure development
progress
Challenges with ICM - Implementation
 all actors (implementing agencies, EU-delegations, partner
country institutions) are still in a learning process

 knowledge in EU Delegations of systems and procedures
related to indirect centralized management and preparedness
to apply the modality

 coordination/consultation between the responsible EU
Delegation and the Commission’s headquarters

 In general, the terms and conditions set out in the
Delegation Agreement do not favor delegated cooperation in
the context of larger / joint programs or basket funds
Concluding
ADA: in principle positive experience with delegated
cooperation

Reducing fragmentation is not only a technical matter but a
profoundly political task, that requires political commitment!

Even if commitment exists - implementation remains a
challenge

Being a relatively small agency makes it easier to join forces
with others (examples in Central America, Moldova, Albania)

Permanent dialogue between policy and implementing level
is crucial

				
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