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AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
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  •  Pollution and Waste Management
  • Watershed Management
  • Climate Change
  • Forestry 
  • Water Resources
  • Management
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  • Human Resources Development
  • Labor Market Interventions
  • Local Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Civil Society Strengthening
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  • Trade Development
  • Investment Promotion
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  • Regional Development
  • Private Sector Development
Economic Development
  • Trade Development
  • Investment Promotion
  • Regional Economic Integration
  • Regional Development
  • Private Sector Development

Technical Assistance with the National authorizing officer of the EDF, Burkina Faso

Country: Burkina Faso

Sector(s): Economic development

Date: 08/2014 - 07/2018

Client / Beneficiary: NAO

Financing Agency: EDF

Project Value: 799,356 €

Description of the project and Services provided:

The European Development Fund is among the main lenders of Burkina Faso. It provides about one-fifth of aid total amount received by the country. The implementation of these resources is, for many years, the responsibility of the Ministry of economy and finance for which the Minister exercises the functions of the EDF National authorizing officer.

The implementation of EDF resources is, in this context affected by several weaknesses, in particular:

i) the insufficient involvement of the COPS-EU at the programming level, identification and training;

(ii) the quality and time of various documents preparation transmitted by the national authorizing officer to the European Union Delegation;

(iii) the flow of information and consultation mechanisms, both internal to the administration as between the partners aren't efficient and

iv) the low involvement of national authorizing officer services for everything concerning visibility and communication.


The general objective is to support the services of NAO to a more effective implementation of the resources of the EDF in Burkina Faso and therefore to the improvement of the aid effectiveness. The special purpose of this agreement is to strengthen services capacity of the NAO and to facilitate cooperation between Burkina Faso and the European Union.

• Project/programme planning
• Project/programme identification
• Project/programme implementation/management
• Training
• Institutional capacity building/strengthening
• Project evaluation and monitoring
• Quality control
• Administrative assistance
• Project Cycle Management (PCM)
 

Subsectors of activities:

  • Procurement (Tenders)
  • Contracts/grants
  • Communication strategies
  • Public administration/management
  • Political aspects of cooperation
  • Accountancy/auditing
  • Financial analysis