Implementation Support, ICAO Auditing Programmes and No Country Left Behind Initiatives — Technical Cooperation and Assistance — Technical Cooperation Programme

Technical Cooperation Programme


The ICAO Technical Cooperation Programme complements the ICAO Regular Programme by supporting Member States in the implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), policies and procedures in all areas of civil aviation. Support is provided through technical cooperation, technical assistance and projects under the ICAO Programme for Aviation Volunteers (IPAV), as well as Implementation Packages (iPacks).


The Technical Cooperation Programme executed in 2021 amounted to USD 48.5 million, 98.6 per cent of which was funded by recipient Governments and entities, while 1.4 per cent represented contributions from the ICAO Voluntary Funds and External Funding Sources. Under various Trust Fund arrangements, a total of 98 projects and 30 iPacks were implemented in 138 countries and eight organizations. The project summaries can be found in the Technical Cooperation Bureau (TCB) project summary section of the Annual Report.



Through the Technical Cooperation Bureau, ICAO recruited, deployed and administered the contracts of 535 international field experts and consultants in 2021, in addition to 592 national project personnel recruited for civil aviation administrations, for a total of 1 127 serving officials, including 57 international field experts and consultants who were already in the field serving in ongoing projects.


In terms of civil aviation training, 641 fellowships were awarded for a total duration of 883.73 work-months, including 503 awards within the framework of the ICAO Developing Countries Training Programme, under memoranda of understanding signed by ICAO with Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AENA) for the provision of training funded by the countries/organization and administered by ICAO. In addition, in-country training programmes provided by instructors recruited under technical cooperation projects benefited 7 849 civil aviation administration personnel, and 417 national staff received training by equipment suppliers through the procurement component of technical cooperation projects.


Civil aviation equipment and services procured for field projects amounted to USD 22.3 million, representing a total of 147 purchase orders and subcontracts issued in 2021.


The Administrative and Operational Services Cost (AOSC) Fund


The Administrative and Operational Services Cost (AOSC) Fund is used to finance the administration of the Technical Cooperation Programme. Total AOSC income amounted to CAD 5.2 million, while expenditures amounted to CAD 9.6 million, for a shortfall of income over expenditure of CAD 4.4 million, exacerbated by the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on civil aviation development investments and the slow recovery of the sector. The AOSC Fund accumulated a surplus of CAD 8.1 million as at 31 December 2021.


Further details


Further details on the Technical Cooperation Programme and its projects are available on the Technical Cooperation Bureau web page.

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