RAI/UNODC - Antikorruptionsmaßnahmen auf institutioneller und zivilgesellschaftlicher Ebene in SOE

Contract partner: RAI - Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative SecretariatCountry: Europa, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00Project start: 01.12.2015End: 31.08.2020

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Programme aims to build and strengthen the capacity of governments and civil society organizations (CSOs) from the South East European (SEE) region to prevent and fight corruption. It contributes directly to ADA objectives and priorities of reducing poverty, promoting gender equality, good governance and human rights.

Expected results

To achieve its objective, the Programme will implement six outcomes developed in coherence between RAI and UNODC and their respective expertise. By the end of 2018, it is expected that at least three beneficiary countries will have introduced/strengthened their corruption risk assessment (1) and corruption proofing of legislation (2), that a regional framework for cooperation on data exchange in asset disclosure and conflict of interest will have been strengthened (3), and that CSOs will have increased: their knowledge of UNCAC, their capacity to contribute to the ongoing review and to replicate the training (4), their skills and resources to work with the private sector and raise awareness (5), and expanded their networks while contributing to the review process with their government (6).

Target group / Beneficiaries

The direct beneficiaries are 23 national ministries and anti-corruption agencies, 75 CSOs and relevant stakeholders, private sector representatives as well as member organizations of SELDI network (civil society anti-corruption network of 30 civil society partner organizations and two associated partners) and the UNCAC Coalition (global network of over 360 CSOs in over 100 countries, committed to promoting the ratification, implementation and monitoring of the UN Convention against Corruption – UNCAC), their coordination committees being implementing partners. In addition, the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) in Laxenburg is a prominent partner. Indirect beneficiaries are the inhabitants of all countries targeted by this promising project.


The above outcomes will be achieved through the following inputs: the development of national methodologies, legal proposals and IT tools for a regional mechanism, the implementation of training sessions on the UNCAC and its review mechanism, the facilitation of multi-stakeholder consultations, the provision of advocacy materials and the creation of a virtual regional knowledge management hub.


This Programme targets Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia, which have been identified as priority countries in the SEE region whose population ranks corruption as the most important problem in their countries, after unemployment and poverty, hindering economic and social development and the EU accession process.

project number8333-00/2016
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
modalityProject-type interventions
marker Gender: 1, Democracy: 2
  • 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.