START Authors Contributions by Ursula Weber
News in brief
In cooperation with the World Bank and Co, Austrian consultants are active in all corners of the world. Find current projects here.
The Austrian Development Agency advances the private sector in developing countries with business partnerships. The funding instrument was used for years to support Austrian companies in particular in poor markets. Now they also want to test new things, as an Africa project by Ashoka Austria shows.
The Tyrolean hearing implant manufacturer MED-EL Medical Electronics supports institutions in Bangladesh and the Ivory Coast in developing a wide range of products in the field of hearing health. The Austrian Development Agency is funding the project.
With the support of the Austrian Development Agency, the manufacturer of cleaning agents and disinfectants, Calvatis, has demonstrated that innovative hygiene management in poultry and pig breeding gives farmers in Brazil a significantly higher income. The medium-sized company has thus taken an important first step into a huge new market.
Or not? The world has been in a state of emergency for more than three months. The corona pandemic has struck entire economies, governments have imposed exit and contact restrictions and closed the borders to contain the virus. It is extremely challenging for internationally active Austrian companies of all sizes to keep their international business going under these circumstances.
With more than one million users in 190 countries, MedShr is the leading digital hub for practical knowledge in the medical field. A current focus of work is on supporting medical personnel in Africa and the Middle East with relevant experience on Covid-19. The Austrian Development Agency supports the commitment.
To protect the environment and the climate, there are more and more initiatives to restore forests worldwide. If you want to restore destroyed forests sustainably, you should also pay attention to long-term use. It is important to get all the players on board.