Promoting Gender Responsive Policies in South East Europe - Phase II

Contract partner: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of WomenCountry: Europa, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 1.100.000,00Project start: 01.12.2013End: 30.11.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal

The regional project is continuation of the initiatives already under way and previously supported by UN Women and the Austrian Development Agency in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Moldova. The results of those initiatives and the institutional demand for technical and financial support from UN Women has inspired the new project phase which aims to address remaining gaps and see full impact of the project on the public policy systems of these countries.

The project draws on the recommendations of the external evaluation of the previous project phase, Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) analysis of selected programs which include institutional capacity and needs assessments, consultation with partners and the latest country recommendations/progress reports of the CEDAW Committee and the European Commission. Involving a considerable number of governmental and non-governmental actors, the project has been designed to contribute to the implementation of international and national gender equality commitments through the integration of GRB into national and local planning and budgeting systems.

The project aims to further strengthen the capacities of central and local governments to fully integrate GRB in the planning and budgeting systems; and of non-governmental actors to hold governments accountable to gender equality commitments using GRB as a tool.

project number8181-00/2013
source of fundingOEZA
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.