Technical cooperation in practice
Whether occurring through ad hoc or more long-term projects, technical cooperation is a component of official development assistance. Its primary objectives are to strengthen the institutions of partner States and to support transformation in organizations and skills-building in their personnel.
Within a given technical cooperation project, Expertise France supports its partner institutions – primarily central government administrations, but also regional organizations, local governments and civil society organizations – from determining their needs to the final evaluation of the actions conducted.
Capacity building, which depends on the transmission of knowledge and know-how as well as on change management, is integral to these technical cooperation activities.
A toolbox for development
Expertise France is an implementing agency, a field actor able to come up with innovative solutions which meet the needs of its partners and the expectations of donors. The agency’s means of providing support are varied. Complementary to one another, they may facilitate responses to short-term needs or allow for the design of longer-term assistance.
In addition to implementing the different activities, Expertise France monitors the technical cooperation project, managing administrative and financial components while remaining in close contact with the donor and partners. The project team also monitors and evaluates activities, which are essential to determining the effectiveness of our actions and identifying good practices.
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