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Country Programme Frameworks

A Country Programme Framework (CPF), prepared by a Member State in collaboration with the Secretariat, defines mutually agreed priority development needs and interests to be supported through technical cooperation activities. A CPF reflects national development plans, country specific analyses and lessons learned from past cooperation, and also takes into consideration the United Nations Development Assistance Framework of the country. This ensures that the application of nuclear technologies is integrated with existing development initiatives and plans, and supports the identification of areas where such technologies might be usefully deployed. A CPF generally covers a five year period.

CPFs are characterized by:

-    A process of dialogue between Member States and the IAEA as partners ensuring greater ownership of the programme.

-    The linking of the project selection process to well defined national development objectives and priorities to ensure the relevance of IAEA’s support and the sustainability and impact of technical cooperation activities.

-    Great emphasis on indigenous competencies and capabilities in order to optimize the role and participation of Member States in the programme.

-    Opportunities to contribute to the global development agenda and build partnerships between the IAEA, national and regional institutions, the UN and other international organizations.

The decision to make a CPF available to the public is made by the individual Member State. CPFs currently online include:

Sri Lanka 2014-2018
Costa Rica (undated) 
Montenegro 2008–2013 
Namibia 2007–2012 
Slovenia 2011–2015  

CPF Operational Guidelines Roles and Responsibilities of the CPF Development Team Download Template Preparing
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Responsible/Contact: Department of Technical Cooperation | Last update: 18 Aug, 2014

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