Ref N° 252

Support to the National Coordinating Units in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

Central Asia regional
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 797 105
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Hifab International AB, Planet Consultants, TMS International
Start date
December 2005
End date
May 2007
Number of staff provided
5 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The immediate objective of the project is to:

  • Improve and strengthen co-ordination, planning, monitoring and implementation capacity of partner government in relation to EU support related to external assistance programmes;
  • Support to the enhancement of the dialogue between the GoT and the EU;
  • Promote and encourage the coordination and exchange of information with other NCUs in the Tacis countries.

The principal focus of the project is centred around two main axes:

  • Aid management;
  • Capacity building.

Components include:

Component 1: EU Assistance in Aid management

  • Advise and hands-on support to the planning and programming of EU aid;
  • Active participation of the national and regional Authorities in the preparation of the Tacis programmes, ad well as the future DCECI programmes;
  • Advise and hands-on support to the project implementation and monitoring;
  • Develop EU aid programmes set within the broader external assistance (coordination) and dialogue and decision-making with providers of assistance;
  • Development of EU Aid Programmes reflecting wide influence after consultation with the stakeholder.

Component 2: Human Resource Development and Management

  • Strengthening of NCU’s internal work organisation, development of appropriate management systems and Tools;
  • Reinforcing Human Resource Development processes & Skills development (training).

Type of services provided

Key services provided include:

  • Overall policy development with respect to EU aid planning and programming, inclusive the link with overall external aid co-ordination and reflecting a wider stakeholder consultation;
  • Support to the formulation of national strategy papers; sectoral and thematic papers and national inputs into the preparation of Indicative Programmes and Action Programmes;
  • Prepare the NCU to the introduction of the future DCECI Programme;
  • Support in the formulation of project proposals; ensuring compatibility and coordination with other donors projects the elaboration of Terms of Reference; the monitoring of project implementation;
  • HRD: training strategy development; training needs analysis; design and development of training materials,; seminars; study tours (target group: NCU, relevant line Ministries and other Government administrations);
  • Promotion of the recognition of the NCU’s role at the administrative central and regional level; development of NCU advisory structures; further development of databases (IDEA) and MIS tools; introduction of automised project proposals tools (IPP) linked to MIS Tools.

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