The ADA as project implementer

We are closely working together with the European Union (EU) and other international organisations to make multilateral development coordination more effective and successful. Accordingly, Third Party Funds have become an increasingly important part of our work. This is where we receive funds from partner organisations and implement projects on their behalf.

We receive third-party funds from the EU as well as other international, bilateral, and Austrian actors. These include Sweden, the Netherlands, the federal state of Vorarlberg and the Green Climate Fund (GCF), among others. We have been formally accredited by the European Commission since 2009 and by the GCF since 2018.

To date, we have successfully completed 14 projects with a contract value of around 90 million euros. Both the number of projects and the amount of funds are continuously increasing. Currently, we are implementing 14 projects totalling 127 million euros.

With our third-party funded projects, we are focusing on our partner countries and their respective country strategy. That’s why we are overseeing a judicial reform in Albania, developing the education sector in Kosovo and advocating peace and stability in Ethiopia, for example.


Our strategy until 2025

Thanks to our development policy expertise, we are a trusted project implementer for our international and Austrian partners. However, we want to further expand on this expertise and trust. The acquisition and implementation of third-party funded projects are important strategic goals of our corporate concept. By the end of 2025, we want to be even more internationally recognized and sought-after as an implementation organisation, especially in our partner countries. With our third-party funded projects, we want to meaningfully contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.


Current projects for better living conditions

These are the 14 projects we are currently implementing and with which we are creating better living conditions in our partner countries:

Peace and stability in the Horn of Africa - IPPSHAR

We are contributing to sustainable peace, security and stability for the economic integration and development in the Horn of Africa.

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Vocational training for renewable energy in Burkina Faso - BBEE

We are improving education and vocational training for renewable energy in the West African state together with our partner schools and the Burkinabe…

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New entrepreneurial spirit for youth and women in Burkina Faso - TUUMA

We are promoting an entrepreneurial mindset and are contributing to gainful employment opportunities for youth and women in rural areas in Burkina…

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