Rahmen für Kleinprojekte KoBü Thimphu 2019

Contract partner: Diverse Träger Country: Bhutan Funding amount: € 90.000,00 Project start: 01.01.2019 End: 30.11.2019

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall aim of the small project grant fund is to complement and/or support the engagement of the Austrian Development Cooperation in Bhutan with flexible, targeted and non-bureaucratic funding of small projects. This support takes place within the strategic and programmatic policy frameworks of Austria and Bhutan, such as the Three Year Programme on Austrian Development Policy, the Country Strategy 2019-2023, and the 12th Five Year Plan of Bhutan.

Target group / Beneficiaries

ACO pursues with the civil society partners and rural communities to efficiently reach as many as disadvantaged people in underdeveloped socioeconomic areas which are not directly being targeted in the bilateral development programme. Whenever possible, promising innovative development approaches are sought and supported in a pilot mode, and disseminated.



The specific areas will be related to restoration of cultural heritage targeting decentralized tourism development, support income generation for rural people, and support to vulnerable groups incl. children, youth and disabled people, as well as improved health services (the latter is the new main Focus of the Royal Government of Bhutan).



The small project fund shall further generate synergies with the bilateral programme, such as policy support for vulnerable groups, and increase the visibility of the Austrian Development Cooperation in Bhutan. Eligibility of those projects is subject to the assessments of the Austrian Coordination Office based on well-established criteria.

project number 6509-00/2019
source of funding OEZA
sector Andere multisektorielle Maßnahmen
tied 0
modality Project-type interventions
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.