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Petra Nocker-Schwarzenbacher, Head of the Tourism Department at the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, and the ADA team in Thimphu visited different institutions to explore new ways for future cooperation. © ADA

National holiday 26. Oktober: impressions from our priority countries Albania, Kosovo, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia © ADA

The symposium "Evaluating the Sustainable Development Goals - New Challenges for Research, Policy and Business" took place on 28 October at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. © WU Wien

"I am looking forward to a cooperation with representatives of the government and the people in Sofala", emphasizes Martin Ledolter, ADA-Managing Director, at an encounter with Maria Helena Taipo, governor of the province Sofala in Mozambique. © ADA/Eva Kohl

The new Country Strategy with Albania was presented on 6 October 2015 in Tirana. Present were the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Head of the section for Development Cooperation at the Austrian Foreign Ministry and ADA Managing Director Martin Ledolter. © ADA

Every contribution counts! Together with Jugend eine Welt we are supporting voluntary services around the world. But there are more opportunities. More information you will find at © ADA

On September 30th the 11th FairStyria-Day took place and was dedicated to the European Year for Development. © ADA

The annual conference of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security of Mozambique took place in the province of Cabo Delgado – here's a snapshot of the local market. © ADA

A women's center for victims of domestic violence opened in Shkodra. ADA supports the shelter in purchasing the necessary equipments. ©

The 2nd phase of the project sustainable forestry with the Caucasus Environmental NGO Network started. © CENN

ADA-Programme Manager Ramesh Chhetri and Project Management Officers and local contractors inspected the final rectification work at Sewerage Treatment Plant at the training hotel in Thimphu/Bhutan. © ADA

"Smart Development Goals - How to Make Sense of the SDGs?" these and other questions were discussed at the DialogEntwicklung with Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning of UN Secretary General, as well as high-ranking representatives from internat. and national development partners and stakeholders on 1 September 2015. © ADA

Students of the INNES Summer School and Joshua Cooper, University of Hawai'i, visited Sonja Grabner, ADA-Advisor Governance & Human Rights. © ADA

The first Fatherhood Champaign in Albania, organized by CARE International Balkans and financed by ADC was launched in the presence of the Minister of Social Welfare and Youth (Blendi Klosi) and UNWOMEN Representative in Albania (David Saunders). Heinz Habertheuer stressed the importance of targeting young men to build attitudes concerning gender equality and healthy lifestyles and to decrease levels of interpersonal violence. © ADA

Men and Boys as role models for gender equality and confederates preventing violence: one of our projects with CARE Austria in West Balkans - the Young Men Initiative. © ADA

The Austrian Development Agency has been delegated by the EU Delegation in Albania to implement the Project Preparation Facility (PPF). This facility was introduced by the European Commission for candidate countries on the way to EU membership and offers fast and flexible support to the adoption of the EU acquis (the accumulated legislation, legal acts, and court decisions which constitute the body of EU law) and for the preparation of projects funded under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA). © Blerta Kambo

In Kosovo on 3 July, during the opening event of the ALLED education project, Christian Geosits emphasized the importance of inter-institutional cooperation between Kosovar ministries and agencies. The EU and ADA contribute EUR 3.5 Million to better aligning education with labour market needs in Kosovo. © ALLED




The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) is in charge of implementing all bilateral projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC). For this, ADA has various financing instruments at its disposal.

In priority countries and key regions, ADC contributes to implementing national development plans or regional strategies. Increasing use is made of the capacities in the partner countries themselves or programme-based approaches. In most cases funding agreements are concluded with partner country institutions and organisations. In addition programmes and projects can also be implemented by project executing agencies selected by means of calls to tender or an application procedure.

For all developing countries, ADA provides the following aid instruments:

  • Civil Society international finances projects and programmes of Austrian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) aiming at improving the conditions of life and development prospects of people in partner countries.
  • Humanitarian aid funds emergency measures in the event of disasters as well as disaster prevention and reconstruction projects in crisis regions.
  • Development communication and education in Austria promotes projects to raise the awareness of the Austrian population for development-policy issues and the global context.
  • Business partnerships support enterprises from Austria or the European Economic Area (EEA) that make long-term investments in developing countries and take active measures to improve the local social, ecological or economic environment.