Austrian Development Agency - ADA

Zelinkagasse 2
1010 Vienna

Tel.: + 43 (0) 1 90399 - 0
Fax: + 43 (0) 1 90399 - 2290
Email: office(at)

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

Media owner, publisher and producer

Austrian Development Agency

Managing Director

Martin Ledolter

Supervisory Board

Chairperson: vacant
Vice-Chairperson: Bernadette Gierlinger
Alexander Marschik
Michael Zimmermann
Johann Brieger
Hannah Liko
Ingrid Ehrenböck-Bär
Harald Ropper
Bernhard Bouzek
Andreas Schaller
Elfriede-Anna More
Susanne Thiard-Laforet

Business purpose

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

Basic purpose of this website

Provision of information on Austrian Development Cooperation as well as business information

Disclaimer - important legal notice

ADA has made every effort to ensure that the information provided on this website is accurate and complete at the time of publication. It cannot, however, rule out inadvertent errors. ADA assumes no liability for the contents. Despite all efforts, no liability can be borne for the accuracy, completeness or current validity of the information or the availability or operation of the ADA website. Any decisions based on the information provided on the ADA website are therefore the sole responsibility of the user.

The purpose of the ADA website is to facilitate public access to information. It is not, however, intended to provide legal advice.

The contents of this website are not legally binding in the sense of an official document. Nor can ADA guarantee that the version of a document available online is completely up to date.


ADA reserves the right to alter or make additions to the information provided on the website without prior notice.


ADA does not appraise the contents and lawfulness of other websites that can be directly accessed (hyperlinks) from the ADA web pages. ADA has no control over the design and contents of these websites and expressly dissociates itself from the contents presented, at all events from any unlawful contents. ADA bears no responsibility for such contents and is therefore not liable for them.


The Newsletter is a free ADA service for registered users and provides information on topics and matters to do with Austrian Development Cooperation and Cooperation with Eastern Europe. If you no longer wish to receive the Newsletter, please click on the unsubscribe link in it.

Protection of data privacy

All personal data is subject to the Federal Personal Data Protection Act (Federal Act concerning the Protection of Personal Data).

Notice on wording unbiased to gender

All wording pertaining to persons denotes female and male persons alike.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google").  Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.  By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Concept & Content:

Public Relations of the Austrian Development Agency

Design & production:

MMC Agentur für die digitale Kommunikation GmbH

The Content Management System Typo3 4.x is used for the administration of this website.

Copyright © Austrian Development Agency - All rights reserved.

Austrian Development Agency