Projet d’Appui à la Crédibilité et à la Transparence des Elections au Burkina Faso (PACTE-BF)

Contract partner: ECES - European Centre for Electoral SupportCountry: Burkina Faso Funding amount: € 700.000,00Project start: 01.05.2015End: 30.08.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal

The project contributes to the material organisation of credible, transparent and peaceful elections in 2015/16 (presidential, parliamentary and municipal) which will conclude the transition period in Burkina Faso and consolidate democratisation and stability. A stable environment is a precondition for the implementation of all development programmes. The Austrian Development Cooperation provides funding jointly with the European Union, Denmark, France, Germany and Luxemburg.

The project particularly aims at strengthening the capacities of the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) and other stakeholders such as political parties through technical and operational support. Beneficiaries of the project are CENI and the country’s entire voting population, estimated at 6 million.

Expected results:

- An operational election plan and other electoral documents are available.

- CENI’s and others stakeholders’ capacities to exercise leadership and manage electoral conflicts as well as increase synergies and mutual comprehension are strengthened. 495 stakeholders will be trained in Election leadership and conflict management.

- CENI remains credible throughout the electoral process through an appropriate institutional communication and has media monitoring skills

- Operational capacities are adequate (updated software, logistical optimisation and security, cost and time efficiency, ballot paper conception, updated training manuals)

- Permanent dialogue frameworks between CENI and political parties are established

- Part of the material required for the elections is procured on behalf of CENI. This includes equipment for the 19,000 polling stations for the various votes (presidential elections, parliamentary and municipals): 19,000 copies of the electoral law and manuals, 28,000 ballot boxes, 83,000 lamps, 456,000 seals for ballot boxes, 370,000 secured envelopes.

- An efficient, reliable and fast electronic results treatment system has been tested.

project number2799-00/2015
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
modalityBasket funds/pooled funding
marker Democracy: 2
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    • 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.