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  • Project Document

  • National Project Document (Cat. A)

  • Regional Project Document (Cat. A)

  • Interregional Project Document (Cat. A)

  • National / Regional / Interregional Project Document (Cat. B)

  • LFM and WP Template



NLOs and project counterparts are kindly reminded that the deadline for finalizing project designs for national and regional TC projects for the 2016-2017 TC cycle is 28 March 2015.

Design phase for 2016-2017 TC projects (2014-11-05)  

Member States are kindly reminded that draft national and regional project designs should be submitted via the PCMF platform by 15 December 2014.

Message on Interregional Programme Note (IPN) submission (2014-07-09)

Member States are kindly reminded that the deadline for submission of Interregional concepts is 31 July 2014.


We are pleased to announce that a e-learning course on "DESIGNING HIGH QUALITY IAEA TECHNICAL COOPERATION PROJECTS - Basics on the Logical Framework Approach (LFA)" is now available under the IAEA CLP4NET Platform at the following links:

English: http://nkm.iaea.org/clp4net/olms/m2/course/view.php?id=165.
Spanish: http://nkm.iaea.org/clp4net/olms/m2/course/view.php?id=168.

This e-learning course provides the basics on the LFA for the development of projects according to the standards and quality criteria adopted for the TC programme.

Message on Country Programme Note (CPN) submission (2014-05-21)  

NLOs are kindly reminded that the deadline for submission of CPNs is 31 May 2014

Message to NLOs on Country Programme Note (CPN) submission (2014-05-01)  

The PCMF IT platform is now open for data entry. Please be aware that only complete CPNs (overview and project concepts) will be taken into consideration and that the PCMF IT platform will be closed for CPN submission on 31 May 2014.

In order to facilitate the process of submitting the CPN to the PCMF IT platform, a training video has been prepared in English, French and Spanish. The video is available on YouTube at the following locations:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skkUHN1-t_k
French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZPZSuQ0hyA
Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET_jDGAKTCo

Please note that the PCMF IT platform will be opened for uploading of project concepts on 01 May 2014. (2014-04-03)  

Note Verbale and Guidelines for the Planning and Design of the IAEA 2016-2017 TC Programme (2014-01-31)

Please refer to the Note Verbale on the start of preparations for the 2016-2017 TC programme, including the guidelines and timeframe for the planning and design of the 2016-2017 TC programme.

Note Verbale: English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

Guidelines: English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

The Concept Phase

Every National Liaison Officer (NLO) is requested to start pre-planning consultations among stakeholders to identify concrete areas where the TC programme can contribute effectively to the Member State’s development programme. These consultations will lead to the preparation of the Country Programme Note (CPN), consisting of the country programme overview and national and regional project concepts. The country programme overview is prepared by the NLO who will also prioritize the individual project concepts.

The MS Word templates available on the PCMF IT platform shall be used for preparing the overview and the concepts. Once the PCMF IT platform is opened for data entry (mid-May 2014), the NLO will submit the complete CPN to the IAEA by entering the CPN data into the relevant fields of the PCMF IT platform. The deadline for submission of CPNs is 31 May 2014.

Additional considerations for regional and interregional projects

Regional and interregional project concepts can be submitted by any group of Member States within or outside an existing Regional/Cooperative Agreement, or by the IAEA Secretariat on the basis of the established criteria for these project types. The templates available on the PCMF IT platform shall be used to prepare the concepts. Regional/Cooperative Agreement concepts shall be uploaded to the PCMF IT platform by the respective chairperson.The respective regional Division Director in the Department of Technical Cooperation shall prepare the Regional Programme Note (RPN) consisting of the regional programme overview and regional project concepts selected from among the concepts submitted by either a group of countries through their CPNs or a Regional/Cooperative Agreement. The four consolidated RPNs for the four TC regions are made available on the PCMF IT platform by the respective regional Division Directors by 30 August 2014.

The Department of Technical Cooperation prepares the Interregional Programme Note (IPN) consisting of the interregional programme overview and the interregional project concepts that have been positively appraised. The IPN is made available on the PCMF IT platform by 30 August 2014.

THE TC PROGRAMME 2014-2015 HAS BEEN APPROVED (2014-01-06) 

At its meeting on 28 November 2013 the IAEA Board of Governors approved the proposed TC programme for 2014-2015.
The Secretariat looks forward to collaborating with Member States in order to achieve the project objectives.
Member States are encouraged to pay their minimum NPCs so that implementation of national projects can start.

New ‘My TCPRIDE’ Tab (2011-09-09)

Please note that monthly reports on the financial status of ongoing TC projects by country and by project can be accessed through the new ‘My TCPRIDE’ Tab.

About PCMF

The revised TC programme cycle management framework (PCMF) is based on a flexible methodology, which emphasizes IAEA Member States' prioritization and ownership of the project, and relies on current best practices, user-friendly IT web-based systems and the principle of teamwork. The approach enables the Member State to take responsibility for the formulation and execution of its programme, while allowing stakeholders in the Secretariat to support the process and to collaborate in a transparent manner. It is linked to the Country Programme Frameworks through the identification of project concepts, which are then developed into projects, based upon assessed needs of Member States and joint appraisals in the field. More specifically, this improved approach:
  • Focuses more on need assessment and problem analysis supported by the Agency.
  • Reduces the time and effort spent by the Agency on project formulation and budget allocation of TC programme by streamlining, as well as making more efficient and transparent the selection, appraisal and approval processes, while enhancing the project quality.
  • Increases the participation and teamwork of all stakeholders from the outset.
The IT system is being developed in a phased manner, i.e. the portal with full functionality will not be available from day one, however, as the various components are deployed, they will contribute to the overall functioning of the application.