Czech Development Agency is a state organization under the authority of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and an implementing body of the development cooperation of the Czech Republic.
The main aims of the Czech Development Agency include reducing poverty, improving quality of life and supporting sustainable development.
The Agency was established on January 1, 2008. Its founding entity is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. The Agency reports to the Ministry. Since July 1, 2010 the Agency was formally re-established by the Act on Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance.
The activities and responsibilities of the Agency are set out in documents Plán dvoustranné ZRS and Koncepce zahraniční rozvojové spolupráce České republiky (Development Cooperation Strategy of the Czech Republic 2010-2017). The Agency actively cooperates with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Embassies of the Czech Republic, representatives of partner countries and other donors. Czech Development Agency is an affiliated member of the Council on Development Cooperation.
System of the Development Cooperation of the Czech Republic
As a modern donor the Czech Development Agency connects three groups of actors: state sector and local authorities, non-profit sector with universities and private sector.