UNDP - Strengthening Democratic Governance Project

Contract partner: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme - EthiopiaCountry: Äthiopien Funding amount: € 300.000,00Project start: 30.11.2014End: 07.07.2015

Short Description:

Overall goal

Project goal: help government in strengthening institutions, mechanisms and processes that facilitate and promote transparency, accountability, rule of law, human rights.

Results for the 3 targeted democratic institutions:

- Capacities of key governance and justice institutions developed for accountability, transparency and responsiveness to citizen’s needs.

Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (FEACC): 2000 cases resolved, updated anti-Corruption Policy, two existing proclamations reviewed and amended and one new bill on corruption offences promulgated, four surveys and one assessment conducted

Ethiopian Institution of Ombudsman (EIO): A support system for Access to Information Law and a report on its implementation, functional good governance forums

- Capacity of national human rights machinery strengthened

Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC): 24 new legal aid centers operational, 20,000 beneficiaries, 3 human rights monitoring reports/cases will be published, 2 international/regional instruments ratified

Major activities: awareness raising, surveys, studies, developing manuals/guidelines, technical support, skills up-grading, study tours, networking, monitoring of implementation of laws, strengthen good governance and human right forums, advocacy on international human rights instruments, strengthen legal aid centers

Background information: Government of Ethiopia wants to capacitate governance architecture: reforming civil service and justice sector, deepen decentralization and improve delivery of basic services. The reform process is ongoing, but more effort is needed to strengthen democratic institutions.

Hence, this project is a capacity development initiative aimed at consolidating and sustaining the established momentum on building democracy in Ethiopia. Ethiopian Ministry of Finance has ultimate responsibility and accounts for results and resources. The 3 institutions will be responsible for implementation.

project number2508-00/2014
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.