• Template Downloads

  • (as Word 97 doc or above)

  • Project Document

  • National Project Document


  • Regional Project Document


  • Interregional Project Document


  • LFM and Workplan Template


WELCOME TO THE PREPARATION OF THE 2018-2019 TC PROGRAMME

Message to Member States on Country Programme Note (CPN)/Regional Programme Note (RPN)/Interregional Programme Note (IPN) submission (2016-04-08)  

The PCMF IT platform is now open for data entry. Please note that the deadline for submission of CPN/RPN/IPN is 30 April 2016. Please be aware that only complete CPNs/RPNs/IPNs will be taken into consideration and that the PCMF IT platform will be closed for CPN/RPN/IPN submission on 1 May 2016. CPNs can be uploaded by NLOs only. RPNs can be uploaded also by the Chair of the respective Regional/Cooperative Agreement.

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=y-Txt5sxktQ
French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U17O0dElArM
Spanish: https://youtu.be/OEeAmL8R5-w

Please note that although the term ‘concept’ is not used in the CPN/RPN/IPN templates, you are kindly requested to add the proposed projects under ‘Add concepts’ on the PCMF IT platform. Please also ensure that you upload the CPN/RPN/IPN Word documents under ‘Related documents’ to facilitate identification of the respective counterpart. In the case of RPN and IPN please also clearly indicate the Designated Team Member (DTM).

Note Verbale and Guidelines for the Planning and Design of the IAEA 2018-2019 TC Programme (2016-01-31)  

Please refer to the Note Verbale on the start of preparations for the 2018-2019 TC programme, including the guidelines and timeframe for the planning and design of the 2018-2019 TC programme.

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

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

Information on the 2016-2017 TC cycle is below

Approval of the 2016-2017 TC Programme (2015-11-27)  

At its meeting on 26 November 2015 the IAEA Board of Governors approved the proposed TC programme for 2016-2017.
The Secretariat looks forward to collaborating with Member States in order to achieve the project objectives.
Member States are encouraged to pay at least their minimum NPCs so that implementation of national projects can start.
Member States are reminded that the submission of the Project Progress Assessment Reports on active projects is due on 31 December 2015. Templates are available from the PCMF Reference Desk.

COMPLETION OF PROGRAMME SUBMISSION (2015-07-10)  

NLOs/NLAs are kindly reminded that the deadline for acknowledging the national programme is 15 July 2015. Guidance on the process can be found here.

FINALIZATION OF PROJECT DESIGNS (2015-03-11)  

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.

DESIGNING HIGH QUALITY IAEA TECHNICAL COOPERATION PROJECTS (2014-06-10)

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)

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.