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Canadian International Development Agency

Agence canadienne de développementinternational

Official Development Assistancein Central Europe (ODACE)

Lessons Learnt


Canadian International Development Agency

Agence canadienne de développementinternational

ODACE -Basics

  • Project duration: Nov 2001-2007

  • Project budget: $12 Million

  • Partner Countries (PCs): Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia

  • Two integrated project components: capacity-building (2001-05) and trilateral cooperation (2004-07)

    GOALS:

  • A contribution to donor harmonization and alignment

  • Increasing the net quantity of international aid available to the developing world


Canadian International Development Agency

Agence canadienne de développementinternational

Capacity Building for ODA

  • Constructing the institutional infrastructure (MFAs, Dev. Centers)

  • Developing the strategic and policy frameworks (IDPs, Country Strategy Papers)

  • Enhancing the skill base (training staff)

  • Generating political and public support (Working with different constituencies: MPs, Platforms, Academia)

  • Creating programming and funding mechanisms

  • Enhancing delivery capacity (working with NGDOs)


Canadian International Development Agency

Agence canadienne de développementinternational

Trilateral Programming – Action Learning

  • Projects in third countries that are funded on a matching basis by CIDA and the PC

  • Projects that are approved by the PC and endorsed by CIDA

  • 43 projects approved

    - 25 with Slovakia - 8 with Hungary

    • 2 with Lithuania - 4 with Czech Republic

    • 4 with Latvia


Canadian International Development Agency

Agence canadienne de développementinternational

ODACE: What Worked?

  • Assisting Platforms as the „neutral” partner

  • Improving statistical reporting – a critically important step towards political support for ODA

  • Creating support among different constituencies through the involvement in the program

  • Through the tri-lateral mechanism, create more transparent, open project mechanisms


Canadian International Development Agency

Agence canadienne de développementinternational

ODACE: Challenges

  • Managing different demands from 8 countries flexibly and fast enough

  • Differences in legal frameworks and maneuvering within the possibilities

  • Speeding up change in the absence of pioneers

  • Making the transition from project to program thinking

  • Helping NMS create large enough institutions to manage turnover

  • Creating true tri-lateral project cooperation in third countries


Canadian International Development Agency

Agence canadienne de développementinternational

Conclusion- What Next?

  • Romania and Bulgaria next?

  • USAID looking at the ODACE model

  • Doing Tri-Lateral not as a project but as a donor mechanism


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