|Central Asia regional|
|Overall project value (EUR)|
|€ 33 180|
|Origin of funding|
|Proportion carried out by legal entity|
|B&S Europe (FWC COM Lot 1)|
|Number of staff provided|
Detailed description of project Back
In the framework of the Regional Strategy Paper for Assistance to Central Asia 2007-2013, the “Central Asia Invest” Programme has been launched to strengthen private sector development in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan). The Programme is providing policy-support by co-funding the OECD-led Central Asia Initiative, part of its Eurasia Competitiveness Programme. The majority of the Central Asia Invest funds are however being used to co-finance partnership projects between Central Asian and European business intermediary organizations. The projects are selected through restricted Call for Proposals. Up to now, two Call for Proposals have taken place, with the first one in 2008 providing co-funding for 12 projects and the second one in 2010 for 9 projects.
A networking meeting is planned to take place on 20.-21. September 2011 in Almaty / Kazakhstan to bring together representatives from all Central Asia Invest projects. In the past years the EuropeAid Cooperation Office has frequently been organizing networking events in connection with the Asia-Wide programmes. These events have been very successful in terms of knowledge exchange, results dissemination, lessons learnt and new partnerships for future projects activities. It is therefore an important support activity for projects funded by EuropeAid, which helps improve the quality and sustainability of the implemented activities.
The specific objectives of the mission are:
PROMAN provides the services of one Team Leader and two facilitators. Core services include:
PROMAN HQ provides overall backstopping and quality control.