Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP)
In the context of the technical cooperation, technical assistance and the ICAO Programme for Aviation Volunteers (IPAV) 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 111.0 million, including USD 147 000 for technical assistance. Under various Trust Fund arrangements, 91 technical cooperation projects, four technical assistance projects and four ICAO Programme for Aviation Volunteers (IPAV) projects were carried out in 140 countries and nine organizations, for which relevant summaries may be found in the Technical Cooperation Projects Section of the Annual Report.
Over 99.1 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 0.9 per cent of Programme volume. IPAV projects received contributions in the amount of USD 30 600 from the IPAV Fund, as well as USD 35 100 for a State-funded IPAV project, while there were no additional contributions from ICAO Voluntary Funds towards technical assistance projects implemented through TCB in 2018.
The Programme’s annual implementation volume increased by 23.1 per cent from 2016 to 2017 and decreased by 18.0 per cent from 2017 to 2018, for an average of USD 118.7 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.