Rahmen für Kleinprojekte KoBü Thimphu 2023

Contract partner: Diverse Träger Country: Bhutan Funding amount: € 70.000,00 Project start: 01.03.2023 End: 31.10.2023

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall goal of the Small Project Fund (SPF) is poverty reduction, income generation for rural farmers, integration of vulnerable groups, improvement of sanitation and social/health/community services, environmental protection. Considering the planned phasing over of ADC by end-2023 the SPF also aims to guarantee the sustainability of the completed ADC-funded projects and connecting CSOs between Bhutan and Austria.

Expected results

Specific areas of support include livelihood development of the rural people, environment protection and integration of vulnerable communities, support activities connecting to sustainability of ongoing and completed ADC-funded projects as well as to fostering the relations and exchanges between Bhutan and Austria on all levels, in particular on CSO level.


Target group / Beneficiaries

ACO together with CSO partners and rural communities aims to efficiently reach disadvantaged people in underdeveloped socioeconomic areas which are not directly targeted through the bilateral development programme.

Contract partners and beneficiaries vary according to the focal areas of the small projects.


The small project fund shall also be utilized for undertakings which improve the professional and effective implementation of development cooperation projects and shall contribute to the visibility of ADC in Bhutan. Eligibility of those projects is subject to ACO assessments based on well-established criteria.


The Small Project Fund (SPF) complements and supports 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 2022-2025, and the 12th Five Year Plan of Bhutan for the same period.

project number 6509-00/2023
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.