The ICAO Technical Cooperation Programme, in the context of the technical cooperation and technical assistance projects implemented through the ICAO Technical Cooperation Bureau (TCB), complements the activities of the ICAO Regular Programme by supporting Member States in their implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), policies and procedures.
In 2013, ICAO’s Technical Cooperation Programme was valued at USD 137.2 million, including USD 247 000 for technical assistance. Under various Trust Fund arrangements, 111 technical cooperation projects and two technical assistance projects were carried out in 138 countries, relevant summaries for which may be found in Appendix 2 to this report.
99.8 per cent of the total Technical Cooperation Programme funding was provided by countries that financed their own technical cooperation projects. Extra-budgetary contributions from donors such as development banks, regional organizations, funding institutions and the aviation industry, including voluntary contributions in kind, amounted to 0.2 per cent of Programme volume.
Contributions from ICAO Voluntary Funds towards technical assistance projects implemented through TCB amounted to USD 279 000 from the Aviation Security Fund.
The programme’s annual implementation volume increased by 86 per cent from 2011 to 2012, and by 4.75 per cent from 2012 to 2013, for an average of USD 112.8 million in the triennium.
The Technical Cooperation Programme implementation by region
(in millions of USD)
The three main components of projects implemented by ICAO were the recruitment of field experts, training provided to civil aviation department personnel selected by governments, and procurement of project equipment and services.