Beitrag zu Democratic Institutions Programme (DIP)

Contract partner: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme - EthiopiaCountry: Äthiopien Funding amount: € 600.000,00Project start: 01.01.2007End: 31.12.2011

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall objective of the five-year multi-donor programme is to support the development of key organisations that play a role in strenghtening institutional frameworks of democratic governance in Ethiopia through:

1) promoting human rights and good governance,

2) enhancing the capacity of democratic instutions to be effective, sufficienct and responsive in promoting and protecting the rights of citizens

3) empowering citizens to be active and effective participaans in the democratic process as well as fostering respect for the rights of others

The project will focus on the following key insitutions:

' The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia

' Ethiopian Human Rights Commission

' Ethiopian Institute of Ombudsman

' Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission

' House of Peoples Representatives, Regional State Councils

' House of Federation and Regional Council of Nationalities

The Austrian Development Cooperation will earmark its contribution especially to the Ethiopian Human Rights Commision five-year strategic plan (2006-2011). Besides improving operational mechanisms of national human rights institutions human rights education shall result in promotion and protection of human rights and civil society empowerment including the empowerment of vulnerable groups (in particular women and children) and their capacity to influence the development process.

The Government of Ethiopia, MOFED, UNDP Country Office and the consortium of donors agreed that the UNDP be vested with the responsibility for the coordination, management, and monitoring of the multi-donor basket.

project number2508-00/2007
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
  • 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.