Beitrag zum Fonds Commun Genre in Burkina Faso

Contract partner: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund - United StatesCountry: Burkina Faso Funding amount: € 300.000,00Project start: 01.01.2011End: 31.12.2012

Short Description:

Overall goal

A group of development partners in Burkina Faso has set up a basket fund (FCG, Fonds Commun Genre) to harmonise their support of gender initiatives. The group comprises Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UEMOA and Austria. UNFPA ensures the financial and technical management of the fund.

The FCG aims at strengthening gender mainstreaming through a better coordination of the funding of gender activities, better synergies of the various development partners’ support and increased transparency in the management of resources allocated to gender initiatives.

Priority is given to support:

- Networking among civil society organisations,

- Strengthening of technical capacity and advocacy skills by civil society organisations to ensure a more effective participation in the definition, implementation and monitoring of national policies from a gender perspective,

- Strengthening of the political influence by women and civil society organisations promoting equality between men and women,

- Combating gender based violence and sensitisation on the equality of rights of women and men,

- Economic empowerment of women through actions aiming at an improved access to, and control of, productive resources,

- Other initiatives with respect to the implementation of the National Gender Policy.

Projects are supported on the basis of calls for proposals open to public bodies, civil society organisations and the non-profit based private sector.

project number2619-00/2011
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.