SIGI Index 2018

Contract partner: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Country: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 125.000,00 Project start: 01.01.2018 End: 31.05.2019

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall objective is to promote progress towards the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment, in particular within the framework of the SDGs.

Expected results

1. Comprehensive evidence base on gender equality updated and strengthened, helping governments and civil society to better track and monitor SDG gender targets.

2. Enhanced knowledge-sharing and collaboration amongst regional, national and local actors to support gender equality initiatives.

3. Policymaking to promote gender equality informed by SIGI data, country profiles and research and greater awareness of the role of discriminatory social institutions for the achievement of gender equality and development, including the SDGs.


Target group / Beneficiaries

Direct Beneficiaries: 500 Representatives from National statistical agencies, National gender machineries, Women’s rights organisations in the ADC Partner countries of the Westbalcan/Black Sea/South Caucasus Region. The indirect beneficiaries are women and girls in the Black Sea/Caucasus regions and the International development and statistical community.


Production of SIGI Country profiles, Data Collection for the Gender Institutions and Development Base, Policy Dialogue and Capacity Development, Workshop with regional Stakeholders in the Black Sea, South Caucasus Regions; Dissemination Events including presentation of SIGI 2018 at ADA Headquarters; SIGI Global Report, regional Analysis and Brochure for the Black Sea Region;


Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development poses significant challenges for national stakeholders to collect, track and monitor progress on the ambitious gender equality goals and targets. Significant data gaps persist, with a majority of the SDG 5 targets having no methodology or data sources. In addition, poor co-ordination, dialogue and collaboration between national gender machineries, statistical offices and civil society organisations weakens the efficiency of policy interventions, and decreases opportunities to improve accountability of political commitments to women and girls.

project number 2713-00/2017
source of funding OEZA
sector Andere soziale Infrastruktur und Leistungen
tied 125000
modality Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Gender: 2, Democracy: 1
  • 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.