DCED (Donor Committee for Enterprise Development) - Mitgliedsbeitrag 2019 - 2021

Contract partner: IFC - International Finance CorporationCountry: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 120.000,00Project start: 01.01.2019End: 31.12.2021

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) is an international platform to foster donor coordination, where all major donors are represented. The DCED’s 22 members – funding and inter-governmental agencies – share the vision of making PSD more effective by:

• Sharing experience between agencies and field programmes;

• Developing and disseminating knowledge and guidance on good practice in PSD; and

• Communicating evidence on results in PSD.

The Committee supports the implementation of Aid Effectiveness following the results of Busan. It responds to the common needs of the donors to efficiently deliver the services to governments, private sector and civil society. In meetings and working groups on selected issues donors get the possibility to network, to discuss innovative approaches and experiences and to benefit from the Committee's knowledge management. The Austrian Development Agency is a member of the DCED and pays a yearly membership fee.

Expected results

Expected Outcomes:

- Access to evidence and guidance on PSD, including Results Measurement

- Better Knowledge on PSD, e.g. through Newsletters and Research Updates regarding a broad range of PSD related topics

- Participation in events and networking with the development community

Private Sector and Development is one out of three focuses in ADCs 3-Years-Program. The participation in the DCED makes professional work on the topic possible for ADA. It is the only platform for up-to-date-information and evidence on economic development cooperation.

Through the cooperation with the DCED the quality of more than 30 new projects and programs is improved every year and their efficiency is enhanced. ADA's business strategy 2014 has scheduled to double this number until 2018. The membership contributes therefore to the improvement of livelihoods of several 1000s of beneficiaries each year.

In addition, the membership enables ADA to build and improve knowledge (inside and outside of the organisation) on the interface with other focus topics of ADC, e.g. Women's Economic Empowerment in Market Systems Development and Private Sector Development in Fragile Contexts, and therefore contributes to fulfill also other strategic goals of the Austrian Development Cooperation.

project number2345-00/2019
source of fundingOEZA
sector Andere multisektorielle Maßnahmen
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
  • 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.