Technical Cooperation Programme
In the context of the technical cooperation and technical assistance projects implemented through the ICAO Technical Cooperation Bureau (TCB), the ICAO Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) 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. ICAO implemented a TCP valued at USD 109.9 million, including USD 0.2 million for technical assistance. Under various Trust Fund arrangements, 111 technical cooperation projects and five technical assistance projects were carried out in 138 countries and 10 organizations, for which relevant summaries may be found on the Project Summaries page of this report.
Over 99.1 per cent of total TCP 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 0.9 per cent of Programme volume. Contributions from ICAO Voluntary Funds towards technical assistance projects implemented through TCB in 2016 amounted to USD 215 000 from the Safety Fund (France, Nepal, Boeing and various other donors).
The Programme’s annual implementation volume increased by 6.4 per cent from 2014 to 2015, and decreased by 15.6 per cent from 2015 to 2016 for an average of USD 120.8 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 equipment and services.