Technical Cooperation Programme

ICAO Technical Cooperation Programme


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 2014, ICAO implemented a Technical Cooperation Programme valued at USD 122.4 million, including USD 0.4 million for technical assistance. Under various Trust Fund arrangements, 105 technical cooperation projects and one technical assistance project were carried out in 149 countries and nine organizations, relevant summaries for which may be found in Appendix 2 to this report. 


Over ninety-nine per cent (99.3) 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 0.7 per cent of Programme volume.  Contributions from ICAO Voluntary Funds towards technical assistance projects implemented through TCB amounted to USD 0.4 million from the Safety Fund (France).


The programme’s annual implementation volume increased by 4.75 per cent from 2012 to 2013 and decreased by 10.8 per cent from 2013 to 2014, for an average of USD 130.15 million in the triennium.
The three main components of projects implemented by ICAO were the recruitment of field experts, fellowships awarded to civil aviation department personnel selected by governments, and procurement of project equipment and services.
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