SPECIFIC AREAS OF INTERVENTION

Specific sectors and areas of intervention include the following:

(A) Institutional/technical support and other capacity building programs in the Regional Member Countries (RMCs);

(B)Engagement of consultants and/or consulting firms for the preparation of pre-feasibility and feasibility studies;

(C) Acquisition of consulting services for the identification, preparation, appraisal, implementation, supervision and post-evaluation of development projects and programmes in Regional Member Countries, as well as to carry out mid-term reviews and audits;

(D)Provision of technical assistance related to the rehabilitation of existing projects experiencing difficulties;

(E) Provision of training and capacity building;

(F) Provision of technical assistance in the preparation of policy studies; and

(G) Other technical assistance activities as may be mutually agreed upon between the parties from time to time.

Specifically, the NTCF is available for funding of projects or programmes in any Regional Member Country (RMC) under the broad objective of achieving regional cooperation and integration. Thus, any project or programme that will stimulate or facilitate cooperation, integration and sustainable development of the region can be considered for funding under the NTCF.