Rahmen für Kleinprojekte KoBü Thimphu 2020

Contract partner: Diverse Träger Country: Bhutan Funding amount: € 70.000,00 Project start: 01.01.2020 End: 30.11.2020

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall aim of the small project grant fund is to complement and/or support the engagement of ADC in Bhutan with flexible, targeted and non-bureaucratic funding of small projects. This support takes place within the strategic and programmatic policy frameworks of Austria and Bhutan, such as the Three Year Programme on Austrian Development Policy, the Country Strategy 2019-2023, and the 12th Five Year Plan of Bhutan for the same period.

Expected results

*) restoration of cultural heritage (monasteries, sanitation) which is also important to decentralized (cultural) tourism development in the Eastern and Southern zones of Bhutan;

*) Tourism development in disadvantaged areas, income generation for rural people, and integration of vulnerable communities and groups incl. children, youth and rural people in accordance with priorities set in relevant Bhutanese Government strategies and policies.

Target group / Beneficiaries

The small project grant fund aims to contribute towards poverty reduction, with better integration of vulnerable groups, as well as improved social/health/community services and cultural infrastructure relevant for tourism. The main beneficiaries are usually rural communities, women, children and youth.



The small project fund shall also be utilized for undertakings which are conducive to make the development cooperation more professional, more effective and more innovative and shall enhance further the visibility of ADC in Bhutan. Eligibility of those projects is subject to ACO assessments based on well-established criteria.

The MoF Bhutan requested ACO in January 2020 to organize an exhibition on Austrian affairs in Bhutan [30 years of bilateral relations; development cooperation, trade etc.), and on Austrian culture: one SPF could be devoted to this themes. The exhibition takes place late March 2020.

project number 6509-00/2020
source of funding OEZA
sector Andere multisektorielle Maßnahmen
modality Project-type interventions
  • 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.