Austrian Development Agency - ADA
Legal status: Company with limited liability
Commercial registration number: FN 243529g
Commercial register court: Vienna Commercial Court
Foundation year: 2004
Owner: 100% Republic of Austria
Applicable legal provisions: Federal Act on Development Cooperation (EZA-G) - see Federal Law Gazette. No. 49/2002 in the version of the Federal Law Gazette I No. 65/2003
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Austrian Development Agency
Chairperson: Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal
Vice-Chairperson: Bernadette Gierlinger
Elfriede A. More
Section 8 of the Federal Development Cooperation Act:
(1) The function of the ADA shall be to prepare and implement measures of development cooperation, with particular attention being paid to their effectiveness in developing countries. The ADA shall fulfil its functions in coordination with other institutions that also undertake development activities. In this context, the ADA shall in particular take over the following tasks:
1. preparation of programmes and projects and conclusion of agreements on measures of development cooperation in the context of the Three-Year Programme (Section 23) as well as implementation of said programmes, projects and measures;
2. support of sustainable economic, social and ecological development in developing countries, utilising Austrian potential;
3. participation in multilateral development cooperation projects in the context of the European Community and other international organisations, in particular by means of acquisition of international means and cofinancing as well as arranging the participation in development projects of enterprises and development organisations;
4. support of assignments of Austrian development workers and experts, in particular in the context of international organisations and institutions;
5. consultancy to the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs with regard to all principal issues and concerns of development policy and cooperation, and in particular the preparation of the Three-Year Programme
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