Mid-Term Review Country Strategy Bhutan 2010 - 2013

Contract partner: Wenger Bernhard OrganisationsberatungCountry: Bhutan Funding amount: € 39.000,00Project start: 05.10.2012End: 24.01.2013

Short Description:

Overall goal

The current country strategy of the Austrian Development Cooperation 2010 – 2013 (signed on 2012/10/13) is a result of a consultative process based on Bhutan’s development priorities and Austria’s development policy. It coincides with Bhutan’s 10th Five Year Plan (July 2008 - June 2013) taking into consideration the achievements of Bhutan’s development and targeting at a strategic partnership between the two countries on a long term.

The Austrian Bhutanese cooperation is currently focused on three sectors: energy, tourism and governance. The total bilateral ODA of Austria to Bhutan in 2010 was 2.5 million EUR, in 2011 2.79 million EUR. The planned assistance for 2012 is about 2.30 million EUR.

The mid-term review foreseen in the country strategy shall assess the effectiveness of its implementation and shall support the elaboration of Austria’s next Bhutan country strategy. The planned mid-term review which will be carried out jointly with the Gross National Happiness Commission will therefore include an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the ADC country strategy Bhutan 2010 – 2013 and its implementation. The recommendations will feed into the remaining implementation period and into the process of the formulation of ADC’s future country strategy.

The review team is expected to provide the final report of the mid-term review the latest till end of January 2013.

project number2695-00/2012
source of fundingOEZA
sector Andere multisektorielle Maßnahmen
  • 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.
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