TC Programme Reference Desk

Programme Planning and Design

The TC programme, which runs in a two-year cycle, is jointly planned and designed through a consultative process with Member States. Starting two years prior to project implementation, the planning and design phase includes identifying concepts, drafting proposals, and designing projects. The TC programme is formulated following the submission of each Member State’s Country Programme Note (CPN). All project proposals are reviewed by the IAEA Secretariat for technical feasibility, and any safety, security or safeguards issues identified and addressed. The proposed TC programme is then reviewed by the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee (TACC) and presented for approval to the IAEA Board of Governors. Implementation of the current TC programme, and planning and design of the following, are simultaneous and continuous activities.

About Country Programme Frameworks (CPFs)
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Note Verbale and Guidelines for the Planning and Design of the IAEA 2020-2021 TC Programme
Note Verbale: English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese
Guidelines: English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

Note Verbale and Guidelines for the Planning and Design of the IAEA 2018-19 TC Programme
Note Verbale: English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese
Guidelines: English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

TC Programme Quality Criteria
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Quality Checklist for Programme Management Officers, National Liaison Officers and Project Counterparts (guidance to the project team on the requirements for high quality of the project document, Logical Framework Approach (LFA)/Logical Framework Matric (LFM) and project work plan)
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Designing IAEA Technical Cooperation Projects using the Logical Framework Approach (LFA)
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E-Learning Course: Designing High Quality IAEA Technical Cooperation Projects
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Sample Logframe Matrices (LFM). The available samples are to facilitate the correct completion of the LFM required for project design: 
LFM-Radiotherapy |  LFM-Safety |  LFM-Crop-Production |  LFM-Environmental-Monitoring 

TC Fields of Activity
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TC Programme Services provided during the Planning and Design Process
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Roles and Responsibilities in the Formulation of the TC programme
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Policy and Procedures for TC Interregional (INT) Projects
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Policy and Procedure for TC Regional (REG) Projects
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Guidelines for Advancing Partnerships in the TC Programme
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PCMF Member State Presentation for the IAEA TC Programme 2020-2021
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PCMF Project Design (only) Member State Presentation for the IAEA TC Programme 2020-2021
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National Liaison Officer (NLO) Guidance on the Clearance of National Project Design Batch to Regional TC Director
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TC Programme Cycle Management Framework (PCMF) Overview
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TC Programme Planning and Design Glossary
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Programme Implementation

TC programme implementation starts on 1 January of the year following IAEA Board of Governor’s approval. The national, regional and interregional TC projects assist Member States in establishing and strengthening human and institutional capacities for the safe, peaceful and secure use of nuclear technology for sustainable socioeconomic development in areas such as health and nutrition, food and agriculture, water and the environment, industrial applications, and nuclear knowledge development and management. Through the implementation of projects, the TC programme supports human resource capacity building activities (training courses, fellowships, scientific visits, meetings and expert missions) and the procurement of equipment.

How IAEA Technical Cooperation National, Regional and Interregional Projects work
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Funding the TC Programme
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How to participate in IAEA Technical Cooperation Events
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InTouch+ (platform to register and apply for TC events)
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Technical Cooperation Report for 2017 (GC(62)/INF/4)
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish

Procedures for Shipment of Equipment
English | French | Spanish

Counterpart Role and Responsibilities in the TC Procurement Process
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Programme Monitoring

Extensive project monitoring through collection and analysis of data is conducted throughout the implementation of the TC programme. The end of the programming cycle corresponds to the review phase. At this stage, the monitoring and evaluation includes conducting self-evaluations or self-assessments, and the documentation and dissemination of lessons learned. The findings are then utilized for continual improvement of the TC programme, including any follow-up adjustments and implementation of recommendations.

Guidelines and User Guides for the Project Progress Assessment Report (PPAR) Preparation
PPAR Guidelines | User Guide - National Liaison Officer (NLO)/National Liaison Assistant (NLA) | User Guide - Project Counterpart (CP)/Designated Team Member (DTM)

TC Reports (online mechanism for project monitoring and reporting)
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Monitoring and Evaluation Guidelines
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Project Progress Assessment Report (PPAR) Webinar
PPAR Webinar Recording | PPAR Webinar Presentation