Contribution to the UN Bhutan One Programme 2014-2018

Contract partner: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme - United States Country: Bhutan Funding amount: € 300.000,00 Project start: 01.07.2014 End: 31.12.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal

The UN Bhutan One Programme 2014-2018 reflects priority development issues that will enable Bhutan to move forward on the path of sustainable and equitable development: 1) Sustainable Development; 2) Essential Social Services; 3) Gender Equality and Child Protection; 4) Good Governance and Participation.

The ONE Programme provides an overall planning and accountability framework for UN Agencies, the Bhutanese Government and other development partners in support of the 11th Five Year plan.

ADC contributes to two outcomes: Outcome 3 aims at strengthening communities and institutions at all levels to achieve enhanced gender equality, empowerment and protection of women and children. ADC puts particular emphasis on mainstreaming gender across all sectors and on prevention and elimination of gender based violence with the expected results that

- a comprehensive support mechanism to support victims of gender-based violence is in place and

- the Ministry of Finance and other ministries have enhanced knowledge and skills on gender responsive planning and budgeting (GRPB).

Outcome 4 envisages institutions and communities to exercise the principles of democratic governance at the national and local levels with a focus on inclusiveness, transparency, accountability and evidence-based decision making. ADC will particularly contribute to raising people’s awareness of their rights and access to justice with the expected results that

- an ethical, competent and autonomous legal profession and a legal aid system in line with international standards are developed and

- the access to justice for women and disadvantaged groups is strengthened.

The contribution to the UN Bhutan ONE Programme is in line and complements Austria’s programmes under the Austria – Bhutan Country Strategy 2014-2018.

project number 2745-00/2014
source of funding OEZA
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.