OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Austria 2015

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This periodic review (roughly every five years) of the individual development co-operation efforts of Austria assesses the performance of Austria's programme, not just that of its development co-operation agency, and examines both policy and implementation. It takes an integrated, system-wide perspective.



Austria's humanitarian assistance

Austria has a strong historical involvement with some themes of humanitarian assistance, especially human rights and the protection of civilians. It can also provide multi-annual funding to NGO partners that allows them to adapt programmes to evolving recovery contexts. There is a commitment to support the “self-help capacities” of vulnerable populations; this is mostly done through the World Bank’s risk reduction facility. Austria could reflect on these achievements and develop a strategic focus for its humanitarian programme in order to increase predictability and raise its profile on the international stage. Commitments to scale up the humanitarian budget – currently suffering from very limited resources – should also be kept.


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