Austria Overall Performance

Austria is not included in the overall ranking, as insufficient survey responses were obtained to calculate the qualitative indicators that make up the index. Based on the patterns of its quantitative scores, Austria is classified as a Group 2 donor. Donors in this group tend to perform slightly below average in all pillars, with the exception of Pillar 2 (Prevention, risk reduction and recovery), where they score well below average, and Pillar 5 (Learning and accountability), where they are close to average. Other Group 2 donors include Canada, the European Commission, France, the United Kingdom and the United States. Austria’s overall scores in the HRI’s quantitative indicators were below both the OECD/DAC and Group 2 averages.

Austria scored below the OECD/DAC and Group 2 averages in all pillars, with the exception of Pillar 1 (Responding to needs), where the average of its quantitative scores placed it above both the OECD/DAC and Group 2 averages. It received its lowest score by far in Pillar 3 (Working with humanitarian partners). Austria did best compared to its OECD/DAC peers in indicators on Funding and commissioning evaluations, Timely funding to complex emergencies and Timely funding to sudden onset emergencies. Its scores were relatively the lowest in the indicators on Participating in accountability initiatives, Funding NGOs, Funding accountability initiatives, Un-earmarked funding and Funding UN and RC/RC appeals.

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