The Private Sector Development policy framework has been a key theme for the Austrian Development Cooperation since the establishment of ADA in 2004. ADC’s 3-year programs have all stressed that economic development is as a prerequisite for long-term poverty reduction and that investments, including foreign direct investments, are key mechanisms for creating jobs and government revenues through taxes.
The Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development (APPEAR), is based on the Strategy for Higher Education and Scientific Cooperation of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and intends to implement the Strategy’s defined principles, specifications and best standards. The length of the first programme phase is five years and began in 2010.
The purpose of the Mid-term Review (MTR) of the Austrian Development Cooperation Country Strategy 2010-13 (ADC-CS 10) for Bhutan mandated by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) was to assess the effectiveness of the programme implementation, to formulate recommendations for the last remaining year of the present strategy 2013 and for the future country strategy.
Austria has committed herself within a framework of international agreements to gender equality and women’s empowerment through gender mainstreaming. The relevance of the gender policy document itself appears to be rather limited. Austrian Development Cooperation staff do know it, but do not use it for providing guidance for their work.
This report sets out the findings of an independent Evaluation of the Implementation of the Paris Declaration in Uganda, which are expected to feed into the on-going evaluation of Uganda’s national Poverty Eradication Action Plan.
An overarching Austrian strategy for development cooperation is missing. There arevarious attempts to create coherence in Austrian development policy, but they are very general in nature and overruled by the Guidelines for the Federal Finances.
Since 2005, the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) has been increasingly providing budget support to its partner countries, mainly by joining existing budget support operations. In the period 2005-2009, it provided budget support totalling EUR 31.7 million to four countries.
The purpose of this evaluation is to scrutinize higher-education-support programs financed by Austrian Development Agency (ADA) in Kosovo, Serbia and Nicaragua, with a specific look into recommendations for future activities.
This independent evaluation about the Humanitarian Aid (HA) of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) covers the period 2004–2008.
“This approach has several purposes: building greater knowledge, confidence and use of evaluation systems by management, governing bodies and others; providing a suitable way of ‘evaluating the evaluators’; sharing good practice, experience and mutual learning.”