Donor scores: Austria
Austria is not included in the overall ranking of this year’s Humanitarian Response Index, as insufficient survey responses were obtained to calculate the qualitative indicators. Based on the patterns of its scores in quantitative indicators, however, it is classified as Group 3 donor. This classification allows Austria to compare its performance, not only to all other Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development/Development Assistance Committee (OECD/DAC) donors, but also to donors whose performance is similar. Other Group 3 donors are Belgium, France, Italy, Japan and Spain. Compared to other OECD/DAC donors, and with the exception of Pillar 2 (Prevention, risk reduction and recovery), Austria is a below average donors in the five “pillars” – groupings of key concepts of the Principles of Good Humanitarian Donorship, which all the donors have committed to respect. It is also below average in comparison to other Group 3 donors, with the exception of Pillar 4 (Protection and international law).