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Working in line with partner countries’ national development strategies and goals, throughout project identification, preparation and negotiation we conduct a full and accurate analysis of the challenges and bottlenecks that such partners face as part of the development process. We have also placed capacity building and skills transfer at the heart of our technical cooperation projects, employing a range of methods such as professional counseling, technical training, upgrading and operational guidance. This helps partners to overcome technical deficits, increase added value and progressively improve people’s quality of life.
Developing assistance projects that connect with international trends, ensuring effectiveness and transparency through project-orientation The technical cooperation projects that the TaiwanICDF carries out with its partner countries meet the actual needs of these developing nations through joint implementation and mutual responsibility, raising aid effectiveness in accordance with the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the OECD’s Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and Accra Agenda for Action. To realize the principles of proper goals, legal processes and effective administration, we ensure that memoranda of understanding are signed prior to carrying out projects with our partner countries, with budget execution, performance evaluation and risk management all subsequently implemented according to what was negotiated and agreed.
Assessing project relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability To ensure aid effectiveness, all of our technical cooperation projects must conform to partner countries’ development strategies, with anticipated project impacts undergoing strict assessment in terms of project relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability. By implementing projects jointly and taking mutual responsibility, partner countries’ capacity building can also be gradually improved.
Project Relevance The design of project content should take a partner country’s actual needs and social and economic situation into account. A project’s expected outcome should be set out only after identifying the core issues to be addressed and evaluating the functions and technical capacity of cooperating institutions, and by drawing on the lessons learned from previously completed projects to clarify potential constraints. This ensures a logical connection between the core issues to be addressed and the solutions drawn up in response.
Project Effectiveness To improve partner countries’ development standards, technical cooperation projects must be genuinely effective by ensuring that project inputs, activities and outputs meet expected project outcomes and outputs, and comply with quality standards set during project planning.
Project Efficiency To ensure that project inputs meet expected project outcomes, project implementation procedures must effectively assist in achieving project outputs and outcomes. Project implementation is not a static process, so adjustments may have to be made along the way to ensure optimum performance. Inefficient, ineffective projects should be terminated or restructured so that implementation effectively complies with a partner country’s most recent social and economic development goals.
Project Sustainability By the time a bilateral or multilateral technical cooperation project has been completed, a partner country should be able to continue to generate beneficial results for the local community, for example through the technical, commercial, financial, economical, industrial or institutional efficacy of cooperating institutions, and through managerial excellence and commitment to the project. The cooperating unit taking over the project also needs to be in a healthy financial state, and have a sustainable development policy and corresponding processes in place. The project will then be able to receive continuing financial support and thereby maintain an effective and sustainable plan of operations.