Grundfinanzierung International Crisis Group (2020-2022)

Contract partner: ICG - International Crisis GroupCountry: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 250.000,00Project start: 01.07.2020End: 30.06.2022

Short Description:

Overall goal

The International Crisis Group (ICG) is recognised as a leading independent source of analysis and advice to policymakers on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflicts. Crisis Group’s objective over the next five years is to more effectively reach and influence

the wider and increasingly diverse array of state and non-state actors that play key roles in preventing, mitigating and resolving deadly conflicts.

Expected results

Through the implementation of the project, Crisis Group seeks to achieve the following results:

I - Immediate: Enhanced understanding of conflict risks and dynamics as well as of recommended actions designed to prevent, mitigate or resolve deadly conflict.

II - Intermediate: Enhanced discussion and debate that reflects Crisis Group analysis and/or recommendations; and increased steps taken towards modifying or implementing actions.

III - Ultimate: Increased actions taken - including the introduction, modification or implementation of policies that reflect Crisis Group’s recommendations regarding potential and actual conflicts.

Long-term Impact: reduced harm to the civilian population in terms of lives lost and damage to local infrastructure and economies; and gradually increased access by the civilian population to basic levels of social goods and greater protection by the rule of law.

Target group / Beneficiaries

The main target groups include thousands of policy makers, opinion makers, conflict actors and civil society, including governments, parliaments, political parties, the military, relevant state ministries, the media, local and international civil society groups, foreign ministries and embassies, and other relevant intergovernmental or supranational bodies with responsibility and capacity to respond to actual or potential conflicts.

An estimated number of direct beneficiaries from services and products of Crisis Group for the years 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 is 5.8 million annually. With a funding share of 0.6% ADA can attribute ca. 35,000 direct beneficiaries to its support to Crisis Group.

The project’s ultimate beneficiaries are the civilians – including women, youth and other vulnerable groups – who live in conflict affected countries or situations of potential conflict or crisis, who will benefit if key conflict stakeholders implement policies or actions that support Crisis Group’s policy recommendations. The project takes place globally, with a focus on around 70 conflict-affected countries.


Crisis Group’s methodology focuses on a wide range of activities including:

- Research trips, interviews with relevant stakeholders;

- Production of analysis and formulation of policy options;

- Drafting, editing, review, release of publications;

- Organisation of advocacy initiatives;

- Participation of Crisis Group in policy events;

- Collation of feedback and impact stories from interlocutors;

- Monitoring policy documentation from key stakeholders;

- Production and dissemination of media products; and

- Tracking media (including social media) impact.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have adapted our activities, as needed, to the conditions and safety and public health measures taken in the different affected countries in which Crisis Group is present.


Crisis Group is an independent organisation working to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world. Crisis Group sounds the alarm to prevent deadly conflict. We build support for the good governance and inclusive politics that enable societies to flourish. We engage directly with a range of conflict actors to seek and share information, and to encourage intelligent action for peace. Crisis Group covers over 70 conflicts and crises around the world and employs over 124 full-time staff worldwide. Field staff are located on the ground in regional offices or local field representations in Baku, Bangkok, Beirut, Bogotá, Caracas, Dakar, Dubai, Gaza, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Kabul, Kyiv, Mexico City, Moscow, Nairobi, Tbilisi, and Tunis. We also operate in regional policy centres such as advocacy offices in Addis Ababa, Brussels (HQ), New York, Washington, D.C., and London.


project number2651-00/2020
source of fundingOEZA
sector Frieden und Sicherheit
modalityCore support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes
marker Gender: 1, Democracy: 2
  • 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.