Rahmen für Kleinprojekte KoBü Thimphu 2021
The overall goal of the Small Project Fund is to contribute towards poverty reduction, integration of vulnerable groups, improvement of social/health/community services as well as cultural infrastructure relevant for tourism. The main beneficiaries are usually rural communities, women, persons with disabilities and youth.
Specific areas of support will be related to community tourism development, livelihood development of the rural people and integration of vulnerable communities and groups as well as to fostering the relations and exchanges between Bhutan and Austria on issues relevant to the SDGs, in particular on CSO level.
ACO together with CSO partners and rural communities pursues to efficiently reach as many as disadvantaged people in underdeveloped socioeconomic areas which are not directly being targeted through the bilateral development programme.
Bhutanese contract partners and beneficiaries would vary according to the focal areas of the small projects.
The Small Project Fund shall also be utilized for undertakings which are conducive to make the development cooperation more professional, more effective and more innovative and shall enhance further the visibility of ADC in Bhutan. Eligibility of those projects is subject to ACO assessments based on well-established criteria.
The Small Project Fund complements and supports the engagement of ADC in Bhutan with flexible, targeted and non-bureaucratic funding of small projects. This support takes place within the strategic and programmatic policy frameworks of Austria and Bhutan, such as the Three Year Programme on Austrian Development Policy, the Country Strategy 2019-2023, and the 12th Five Year Plan of Bhutan for the same period.