Strengthening the Capacity of Civil Society Organizations in Africa to Combat Corruption and Contribute to the UNCAC Review Process-Phase 2

Contract partner: UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Abt. UNODC/CPS und Abt. UNOC/FRMSCountry: Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 843.432,00Project start: 01.01.2014End: 31.12.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal

The project Strengthening the Capacity of Civil Society Organizations in Africa to Combat Corruption and Contribute to the UNCAC Review Process-Phase II builds on the results of the previous phase implemented by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The project aims at further strengthening the ability of African civil society to fight corruption by improving the understanding of UNCAC and by facilitating their engagement with multiple stakeholders to contribute to UNCAC review cycles. Following three concrete outcomes are envisaged:

1. African CSOs and relevant stakeholders have increased their knowledge of UNCAC and their capacity to contribute meaningfully to the ongoing review, as well as their ability to replicate the training in their country or region.

2. African CSOs have gained skills and resources to work in partnership with the private sector on the UNCAC review process and raise awareness at local, regional and international level through UNODC campaigns and advocacy material. Five small grants are provided every year to African CSOs for projects aiming at working with the private sector to sensitize Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

3. African CSOs have enhanced their networks with relevant stakeholders and have contributed to the review process together with their government. They will also be equipped to network, disseminate advocacy material and replicate this kind of training with the assistance of three newly established regional hubs in Africa.

Direct Beneficiaries of this project are around 75 African NGOs active in good governance and anti-corruption with a focus on ADA prioritiy countires, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Uganda. Indirect Beneficiaries are UNCAC coalition members especially in African countries, other African CSOs targeted by outreach efforts, the private sector, in particular SMEs and the wider public.

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project number2678-00/2013
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
  • 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.