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Bilateral development cooperation

 

Bilateral development cooperation is provided in the following forms: technical cooperation, cooperation in the fields of economic and social infrastructure, financial cooperation, debt relief, assistance for refugees in the Czech Republic, the granting of government scholarships, development guidance, development cooperation training and awareness, development research, and the building of the capacities of nongovernmental organizations active in development cooperation.

Bilateral development cooperation is provided in the following forms: technical cooperation, cooperation in the fields of economic and social infrastructure, financial cooperation, debt relief for developing countries, assistance for refugees in the Czech Republic, the granting of government scholarships, development guidance, development cooperation training and awareness, development research, and the building of the capacities of nongovernmental organizations active in development cooperation.
a) Technical cooperation covers all areas of assistance focusing on the training of the partner country's human resources by improving its standard of teaching, training, qualifications and technical and production capacities in institutional, administrative, economic, environmental, health, social, cultural, educational, scientific or technological fields. Technical cooperation is usually provided in the form of projects involving the participation of experts, social workers, nongovernmental organizations, and enterprises, or technology transfers.
b ) Cooperation in the fields of economic and social infrastructure is provided via investment projects aimed at increasing the physical stocks of partner countries and projects to assist economic sectors.
c) Financial cooperation includes the provision of financial gifts (as part of a specific project or as a contribution to a sector or the national budget of the beneficiary country), government loans for the development of recipient countries, debt relief for developing countries, loans and micro-grants for the populations of these countries.
d) Assistance for refugees in the Czech Republic entails the provision of protection to refugees by enabling them to stay and enjoy a decent existence in the Czech Republic.
e) The granting of government scholarships to students from developing and other needy countries to study at state universities, including the coverage of health care for grantees.
f) Development guidance, education and awareness in respect of development cooperation includes educating Czech society, making it aware of the principles of development cooperation and improving its grasp of economic, social, religious, political, cultural and environmental impacts on the population of developing countries.
g) Development research is the systematic collection and analysis of information, culminating in a deeper knowledge of economic, environmental health and social problems in developing countries and the identification of new ways of addressing these problems.
h) The capacities of nongovernmental organizations are being built up to increase their share in the tackling of problems faced by the inhabitants of developing countries.
As part of bilateral cooperation, it is possible to carry out and co-finance joint activities with other donors in developing countries (e.g. trilateral cooperation).

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Rules for bilateral projects 277 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Jan 6, 2016

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