The CPF Guidelines are intended to help the CPF Development Team to prepare a CPF as the first step in the provision of technical assistance to a Member State. The CPF Development Team should as a minimum consist of a National CPF Coordinator who is the country’s focal point, a Programme Management Officer (PMO) who is the focal point for CPF activities within the IAEA and Technical Officers (TOs) from the IAEA. National counterparts may provide inputs to the team as need be but the principal task of preparing the document lies with the CPF Development Team.
The National CPF Coordinator initiates the preparation of a CPF. A detailed explanation of the process and key steps in the formulation of the CPF are provided in the CPF Operational Guidelines. Key steps also include consultations with relevant national stakeholders, UN organisations and donors aimed at achieving consensus on development priorities for future programmes. The National CPF Coordinator should also establish sectoral task teams to review the identified opportunities for integration with existing national development plans.
The CPF document should be prepared based on the Contents of a CPF provided below. The templates provided are designed to help the CPF Development Team prepare a country programme of high quality standard that can significantly increase the impact of collaboration between the Member State and the IAEA.
Contents of a CPF document
PART A: Cover Page
This section constitutes an endorsement of the contents of the CPF. The signatories should be the highest level of national authority involved with the programme in the country and the Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation.
PART B: Contents of a CPF
This section provides the rationale for programme development in selected areas based on an analysis of the national development plans and the enabling environment which includes policy frameworks, technical and managerial competencies and an operating environment that supports the use of nuclear science and technology.
Country Programme Framework (CPF) Roles and Responsibilities of the CPF Development Team
COUNTRY PROGRAMME FRAMEWORK 20 – 20
On behalf of the Government:
On behalf of the International Atomic Energy Agency:
Deputy Director General
Head, Department of Technical Cooperation
CONTENTS OF A CPF DOCUMENT
Introduction [2 pages]
Provides the objectives of the national programme, overview of identified priorities and rationale for programme development in the defined areas.
National Development Priorities and Activities Relevant To The Agency’s Technical Cooperation Programme [2 pages]
Key elements in the situation analysis of the country should include an explanation of the national plans, programmes and objectives that relate to the IAEA’s programmes; a sectoral assessment of advantages, risks, benefits, costs, and constraints; technical, managerial and necessary operating environment and a strategy on how to link MDG indicators and targets to identified priority activities.
Relevant International Development Assistance [1 page]
A concise description of activities supported by the government’s development partners in each priority area identified in Section II, particularly limitations/problems and opportunities.
Provide an assessment of lessons learned, accomplishments, limitations, management and technical capabilities developed in past cooperation activities with the IAEA. Should also include an inventory of resource institutions relevant to the programme.
Envisioned Country Programme Outline [max 5 pages)
Provide explanation of the strategy for planning and implementing the programme of activities using a phased approach as follows:
V.1The Near-Term Programme should consist of activities to be included in the next biennial TC programme including those requiring least lead-time or enabling activities such as Radiation and Waste Safety.
V.2 The Medium-Term Programme should include activities to be implemented during future TC cycles e.g. those requiring building components of infrastructure and require significant lead time.
V.3 General Support Activities should identify support activities that are essential for sustaining ongoing or completed activities.
Annex ………: Resource Estimates and Forecasts
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These figures should be based on a historical reference figure from past approved national programmes (average of previous TC Programme Cycles if applicable e.g. 2001 2002, 2003 2004), as an indicative planning figure1 for the period of coverage.
Below is a list of treaties that should be reviewed during the CPF process. The CPF Coordinator should compile those that have been ratified and signed by the Member State and attach this list to the CPF prior to its signing. Please tick as appropriate
Once the CPF is finalized, it should be cleared accordingly before submission to the Office of the Deputy Director General, Department of Technical Cooperation.
Section Head: ________________________
Division Director: ________________________
Deputy Director General
Department of Technical Cooperation: ________________________
1 The country indicative planning figure does not obligate the Agency to provide such funding, nor does it suggest the expectation of continued levels of Agency funding. The sole purpose is to assist planning and prioritization of the country framework.
2 The indicative government cash contribution does not commit the government to the stated amount, but indicates the intent and likelihood of such support.
3In-kind contributions represent the value assigned to non-cash contributions such as providing experts, training courses, and infrastructure. Planning for in-kind contribution can also include bilateral trade and intergovernmental cooperation agreements in the respective programme area.
4 To be prepared by the Programme Management Officer.