Strategic Evaluation of Private Sector Development of the Austrian Development Cooperation 2008-2012

Contract partner: DevFin Advisers AB Country: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 49.900,00 Project start: 01.12.2012 End: 31.03.2013

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Overall goal

Die strategische Evaluierung ' Strategic Evaluation of Private Sector Development of the Austrian Development Cooperation 2008-2012' ist sowohl im Zweijahresprogramm für strategische Evaluierungen des BMEIA als auch im Arbeitsfeldprogramm Evaluierung 2012 und 2013 vorgesehen. Diese Evaluierung sollte eine umgehende Analyse des Privatsektors der OEZA liefern, lessons learned ableiten sowie Empfehlungen für die Zukunft abgeben. In der Leistungsbeschreibung Tors wird der Zweck der Evaluierung wie folgt beschrieben:

The purpose of this strategic evaluation is threefold:

1. to analyze current and completed PSD programs and projects of ADC as well as the guiding documents for PSD in ADC (along the five DAC criteria) and to draw lessons learned from this analysis.

2. to screen subjects overlapping PSD, such as rural development, education and energy for activities that aim at developing and strengthening the private sector. Recommendations for ‘how to better use PSD knowledge and potential in these sectors’ need to be elaborated.

3. to present an analysis of possible synergies between different stakeholders engaged in PSD in Austria (with special emphasis on Austrian Development Bank and Ministry of Finance). Recommendations for an improved cooperation should be provided.

The evaluation should support the efforts to mainstream PSD knowledge inside and outside ADC and provide concrete recommendations for ADC’s policies and activities. The final report should contain findings and recommendations expressed clearly enough to be translated into operational terms for different strategic levels.

project number 2699-00/2012
source of funding OEZA
sector Geschäftwesen und andere Leistungen
  • 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.