Technical Cooperation and Assistance — Technical Cooperation Programme

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 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 Technical Cooperation Programme valued at USD 135.3 million, including USD 0.6 million for technical assistance. Under various Trust Fund arrangements, 93 technical cooperation projects, five ICAO Programme for Aviation Volunteers (IPAV) projects and four technical assistance projects were carried out in 133 countries and 9 organizations, for which relevant summaries may be found in the Technical Cooperation Projects Section of the Annual Report.


Over 99.9 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 0.1 per cent of Programme volume. IPAV projects received contributions in the amount of USD 47 000, while there were no additional contributions from ICAO Voluntary Funds towards technical assistance projects implemented through TCB in 2017.


The Programme’s annual implementation volume decreased by 15.6 per cent from 2015 to 2016 and increased by 23.1 per cent from 2016 to 2017, for an average of USD 125.1 million in the triennium.


The three main components of projects implemented by ICAO were the recruitment of field experts and national professionals, fellowships awarded to civil aviation department personnel selected by governments, and procurement of equipment and services.
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