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  1. Brief overview 2004 - graduation at the World Bank, EU accession 2006 - International Development Cooperation Act (MFA as the national coordinator) 2007 – Entry into force of the memorandum of Understanding between Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina 2008 - Resolution on International Development Cooperation until 2015 (thematic and geographic priorities) 2010 and 2011 • consolidation of app. half of bilateral ODA funds at the MFA, i.e. creation of the so calledcountry programmable aid (CPA) • first Government Action Plans (GAP) for CPA GAP 2010 GAP 2011-2012 GAP 2013 – 2015 tbc • first Development Cooperation Programmes • Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

  2. Commitments - Slovenia Attained level Projected level Commitments Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

  3. Commitments - EU Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

  4. Slovenia‘s Priorities - substantive Development cooperation 1 - Social services • state building (social and education policy, public finance reform, public administration and local self-government) • science and technology (integrated library and research information systems) • scholarships and education programs • civil society and NGOs capacity building 2 - Economic services and infrastructure • transport, telecommunications, energy, health, education and ICT infrastructure • promotion of SMEs 3 - Multi-sectoral and horizontal forms of assistance • environmental infrastructure (energy efficiency, renewable energy, food security, access to drinking water) • good governance and the rule of law (human rights and equal opportunities) • civil-military cooperation Humanitarian and Postconflict Assistance • 1 – reduction of poverty and hunger 2 - mine action 3 - assistance to children in post-conflict situations Resolution 2015 GAP good governance and the rule of law empowerment of women environmental protection, in particular sustainable water management Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

  5. Slovenia‘s Priorities - geographical 1 – Western Balkans Program based countries: Macedonia, Montenegro Project based countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo 2 – Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia Program based countries: Moldova 3 - Africa Program based countries: Cape Verde Islands 4 - Humanitarian and Postconflict Assistance Main focus on Western Balkans, Afghanistan and Palestinian Territories 5 - Other developing countries Multilateral coverage, mainly through the EU Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

  6. Slovenia‘s volume and distrubution in 2011 ODA 2011 45,2 mio EUR ali 0,13% GNI Government Action Plan – application of geographic and thematic priorities (see grey colors in the pie chart ) Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

  7. Government Action Plan GAPs and Development Cooperation Programms: • cover most of Slovenia‘s CPA • is where Slovenia‘s thematic and geographical priorities (the Resolution 2015) are being applied • include humanitarian and postconflict assistance • ODA covers a range of assistance from developed to developing countries • in theory CPA tracks only the proportion of ODA: • over which recipient countries have, or could have significant say • reflects the amount of aid that involves a cross-border flow • is subject to multi-year planning at country/regional level This does not include activities that: (1) are inherently unpredictable (humanitarian aid and debt relief); (2) entail no cross-border flows (administrative costs, imputed student costs, promotion of development awareness, and costs related to research and refugees in donor countries); (3) do not form part of co-operation agreements between governments (food aid, aid from local governments, core funding to NGOs). GAPs and Development Cooperation Programms Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

  8. Government Action Plan 2011-2012 1. Development Cooperation (3,5 M EUR) - privatesector (1,7 M EUR) - technical cooperation (0,7 M EUR) a) implementing agencies (0,5 M EUR) b) line ministries (0,2 M EUR) - civil society (NGOs); 0,3 M EUR - tripartite cooperation (0,05 M EUR) - otherprojects (0,7 M EUR) 2. Humanitarian and Postconflict Assistance (0,7 M EUR) - implementing agencies (0,3 M EUR) - international organizations (0,2 M EUR) - civilsociety (NGOs); 0,1 M EUR 3. Capacitybuildinganddevelopmentcooperationawaresnessraising (0,2 M EUR) - civilsociety (NGOs) IMPLEMENTERS 2011 (theentirebilateral ODA, not just CPA) • line ministries (32%) • companies (20%) • implementingagencies (19%) • recipientcountries (10%) • NGOs (9%), SloveneNGOs (7%) • internationalorganisations (3%) • other(7%) Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

  9. Implementing agencies • Center for european perspective • Center for excellence in finance • International Trust Fund for Demining • Center for eGovernment Development • Center for international cooperation and development

  10. External evaluations, 2012 Court of Auditors of the RoS OECD special peer review • Issues raised: • how to become a niche donor – focus on comparative advantages (public finance - CEF, mine action – ITF, transitional experience)? • how to best revise the legal and strategic foundations, establish clear guidelines, policies and systems for important processes • geographical orientation after 2015? • clear definitions (i.e. humanitarian aid) • getting financial and human resources management right (development professionals vs. high turnover) • strengthen public support for development cooperation, communicate development results – Slovenia’s Development Days Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

  11. Strategic orientation • increse allocation for country programmable aid • multiannual planning • less fragmentation: focus on fewer - program based countries (FYRM, ME, CV, ML), focus on fewer sectors (environment, governance, women), focus on bigger multiannual projects • utilise transitional experience, especially in neighborhood countries (governance) • support LDCs (i.e. Africa) through multilateral channels (i.e. EDF) • joint programming (especially within the EU) • develop monitoring and evaluation capacities • enhancing private sector involvement • policy coherance for development Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

  12. Issues - legislation Public Procurement Act Rules on procedures for Implementing the Budget of the Republic of Slovenia • Specific, possibly nonefficient setup. In 2010: • 10% of MFA GAP funds were aworded via public tenders or calls for propolsals • 90% of MFA GAP was aworded via direct contracts: • 47% to CMSR (tedering procedures in partner countries) • 32% to implementing agencies (technical cooperation, postconflict aid) • 15% to international organizations (mostly humanitarian aid) • 3% transfers to line ministries and other public services (TC) • 2% other • does not allows for advance payments • does not allow for caring over of funds betweenbudgetary years • allows for direct contract only in if regulated/envisaged in a special act (i.e. yearly Acts on the Implementation of the Budget, International Development Cooperation Act) International Development Cooperation Act (under revision) Public Finance Act(under revision) yearly Acts on the Implementation of the Budget Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

  13. Development cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina • 2010 – 1.1 mio EUR • 2011 – 1.07 mio EUR • 2012 – 0.42 mio EUR • 2013 - ? Type of projects • Infrastructure projects (next developments) • Training • Donations (ITF)