Unterstützung des ECHO Humanitarian Implementation Plan West Africa (ECHO-BF)

Contract partner: ECHO - European Commission, Humanitarian Aid and Civil ProtectionCountry: Burkina Faso Funding amount: € 800.000,00Project start: 01.06.2020End: 30.11.2021

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Action will primarily focus on the Boucle du Mouhoun where Austria has expressed its interest in strengthening humanitarian assistance of the most vulnerable populations at risk of a health crisis due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, while also contributing to the prevention and mitigation of the spread of the virus. The action will take a gender and age sensitive approach (score 1 or 2 according to the ECHO Age/Gender Marker) and keep in mind the long-term development of the region in order to build resilience and fight poverty.

Expected results

The core objective is to improve access to healthcare and reduce the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, through supporting the national health system respond to the Covid-19 outbreak in the Boucle du Mouhoun region, including with community-based information, sensitization and case detection capacity. The action will also strengthen child protection in the Covid-19 context.

Target group / Beneficiaries

About 2.865 direct beneficiaries in the Boucle du Mouhoun Region will be reached.


Results and outputs of the Action will be defined on the basis of those of the projects co-funded by Austria.

The selection of actions retained for financing falls under the sole responsibility of the Commission. Funding requests, including those that may be receiving a contribution from Austria under this Action, will be assessed and selected according the criteria specified in the 2020 West Africa Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) and Technical Annex.

ECHO may consider the following in order to take a decision on which actions to be co-funded:

1. Actions implemented in the Boule du Mouhoun region, without excluding actions in other regions;

2. Actions in the sectors of Health, Water sanitation and Child Protection, without excluding other sectors;

3. Actions implemented by International NGOs.



The funds are so called "External Assigned Revenues" to the 2020 West Africa HIP earmarked for Burkina Faso/Boucle du Mouhoun. ECHO will select and contract locally operating NGOs to implement the Action.

project number2782-00/2020
source of fundingOEZA
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Gender: 1, Poverty: 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.