ADA, the Austrian Development Agency, responsible for the implementation of the Austrian development assistance, recently released its annual report for 2007.
According to the report, ADA further continued its approach of consequent harmonization to make use of the division of labour with other actors in development. This was especially the case in Uganda were ADA took a leading role in the donor community active in the water sector.
ADA was strongly engaged in the European process to increase aid effectiveness, preparing for the revision of the Paris declaration in 2008. Furthermore the agency closely cooperated with other EU member states, especially regarding capacity-building partnerships with new donors in the EU.
Austria also extended its cooperation through direct budget support when Mozambique became the first country to receive general budget report since the beginning of 2008.
by Martin Behrens
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