Austrian Development Agency (ADA)

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Austrian Development Agency (ADA)


Combating poverty, ensuring peace and preserving the environment: These are the three major concerns of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the operational unit of Austrian Development Cooperation. ADA currently funds projects and programmes with a total volume of 500 million euros to improve living conditions in developing countries.

Together with the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs (MFA), partner countries, public institutions, civil society organisations and businesses, ADA seeks to ensure that sustainable development works to the benefit of all people in Africa, Asia, Southeast Europe and the South Caucasus. ADA staff on the ground in 13 coordination offices make sure that ADA operations are in line with national development goals and the needs of the local population and that funds are put to the best possible use.

ADA is primarily engaged in sectors where Austria can contribute its professional knowhow and long standing experience: water supply and sanitation, renewable energy, climate protection, agriculture and forestry, private sector and development as well as human security, human rights and rule of law. In all projects and programmes, ADA attaches particular importance to the equal participation of women and takes special account of the needs of children and persons with disabilities.

Contact details:
Austrian Development Agency

Zelinkagasse 21010 Vienna

Telephone: +43 1 90399 – 0



Collaboration with EES

In October 2015, EES worked with the ADA on Evaluating the Sustainable Development Goals – New Challenges for Research, Policy and Business event.