Local office Ouagadougou
Priority Country since: 1992
Focus: Vocational education, handicraft & small-scale business promotion, rural development
Did you know, that... the country's name means "land of the upright / honest people"?
More about...Burkina FasoContact:
Mag. Christian Geosits
Head of Office
Local office Chisinau
Priority Country since: 2004
Focus: Water, wastewater disposal, economy, vocational education, governance, environment and climate change, peacebuilding
Did you know, that... Moldova is one of the ten biggest viticulture countries?
More about... MoldovaContact:
DI Alexander Karner
Head of office
Local office Tiflis
Priority country since: 2011
Focus: Agriculture and forestry, spatial planning, governance
Did you know, that... 23 languages are spoken within Georgia?
More about... Georgia
Local office Ramallah
Priority country since: 1994
Focus: Advance of the Middle East peace process, building state institutions, water supply
Did you know, that... the average age in the Palestinian Territories is about 22.5?
More about... PalestineContact:
Mag. Astrid Wein
Head of office
Local office Yerewan
Priority Country since: 2011
Focus: Agriculture, Governance
Did you know, that... in 301 Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as state religion?
Local office Maputo
The Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the operational unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation, concentrates its activities on key regions in Africa, Asia, Southeast Europe and the South Caucasus. This is in line with the international trend to place greater emphasis on comprehensive programme objectives and to reduce isolated interventions. ADA's local offices make sure that cooperation is based on equal partnership, while also guaranteeing effective monitoring and control. The projects and programmes are tailored to local conditions and agreed with local partners.
According to interests and expertise, the Austrian Development Cooperation draws on three categories of countries, which are dealt with in different ways. Depending on the category, individual approaches and instruments are applied in cooperation with partner organisations - in particular with the EU - and the priority countries:
Least Developed Countries (LDCs): Fighting poverty, particularly in Africa
Southeast Europe/South Caucasus: Sustainable economic development
Crisis regions and fragile states: peace and security, stability and reconstruction, building structures
Globally: Coordinated by ADA's HQ in Vienna