Promotion of good governance and the rule of law
For the Austrian Development Cooperation, democratisation entails participation in planning local infrastructure projects as well as training journalists or promoting free media. Involving the poorest and marginalised population groups in the projects and programs, Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the operational unit of Austrian Development Cooperation, enhances their prospects. It gives them the opportunity for participation and empowerment. Because parliaments perform a key function in the democratic development of a country, as of 2006 Austria supports the Mozambican Parliament and parliaments in Southern Africa in cooperation with the Association of European Parliamentarians for Africa (AWEPA).