Austrian Development Agency

The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) is the Operational Unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC). ADA has been delegated to implement the project Rehabilitation of Flood Protection Infrastructure, funded by the European Union. For the purpose of the implementation of the project the Austrian Development Agency is represented by its Belgrade office – the Implementation Unit of the Austrian Embassy in Belgrade for EU financed projects. 


Combating poverty, ensuring peace and preserving the environment are the three major concerns of ADA, which 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 Europe, Integration and Foreign 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. 


Since 2008, the ADA has been conducting programmes for the European Commission. 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. 


Srđan Radović

Project Manager

Dragan Plećaš

Infrastructure Construction Manager

Kaja Karanac

Finance and Administration Officer