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Austria - DAC Evaluation Network Member

 

Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC)

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Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs (FMEIA)

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Organisation Background

 
The responsibility for evaluations of Austrian development assistance is shared between the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs (FMEIA) and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA). The ADA is the operations unit for Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and includes a separate Evaluation Unit under the Executive Unit for Evaluation and Statistics. Overall, Austria distinguishes between internal and external evaluations, where ‘internal’ refer to evaluations managed by project partners themselves and ‘external’ to evaluations managed by ADA and FMEIA.
 
 
While the FMEIA has the overall responsibility for development co-operation, the responsibility for evaluations is shared between the FMEIA (Division for Evaluation, Development Policy and Strategy of Section VII Development) and ADA (Unit Evaluation). Within the FMEIA, the evaluation staff reports to the Director-General of Development Co-operation (Section VII under the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs). The ADA Evaluation Unit as part of Evaluation and Statistics reports to the
Managing Director of ADA.
 
 
In 2015, the Executive Unit for Evaluation of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA)was changed into the Executive Unit for Evaluation and Statistics. Representatives of FMEIA and ADA regularly meet to discuss and monitor the implementation of ongoing evaluations and reviews.
 
Planning for strategic evaluations covers a two-year period and is subject to approval by Section VII under the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs. The plan is developed jointly within ADA and the Ministry.

                   Austria's Evaluation Profile


Austria's Evaluation Reports (DAC Evaluation Resource Centre)