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Small Scale Projects 2018

 

Small Scale Projects  under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) represent one of principal instruments of bilateral development cooperation of the Czech Republic. Such projects are carried out in cooperation with embassies of the Czech Republic by local stakeholders directly in developing countries. Financial funds of the Czech Republic contribute in this way to fulfil developing needs and to create positive change straight in location.

Following the recommendations of the  OECD/DAC and peer review conclusions financial funds were invested in 2018 primarily in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and in Middle Income Countries (MICs).  Selecting the project proposal the embassies and relevant evaluation committees take into account the foreign policy context and priorities, current security situation and real development needs of the country. Especially in non-resident countries, it is necessary to evaluate the risk of the proposed project, its impacts and to examine local partners. At the identification phase of the proposed project, care is also taken to ensure that the project is complementary with national development plans and strategies.

Afghanistan: Provision of Safe Drinking Water for 500 families in High Returnee Areas, Implementer: Sustainable Development Organiztion for Women (SDOFW)

Afghanistan: Provision of Safe Drinking Water for 500 families in High Returnee Areas, Implementer: Sustainable Development Organiztion for Women (SDOFW)

In 2018 the total of 33 million CZK was allocated for small scale projects following the Government Resolution No. 468 of 21st June 2017 on the Czech Development Cooperation in 2018 and medium-term perspective for its funding until 2020. In 2018 76 small scale projects was implemented with a total value of 27.3 million CZK in 47 countries.

In geographical terms, most projects were implemented in the regions of Asia and Oceania (20 projects in 11 countries total valued 6.9 million CZK) and Sub-Saharan Africa (17 projects in 11 countries total valued 6.3 million CZK).  Other projects were implemented in regions of  the Middle East and the North African countries (15 projects in 9 countries total valued 5.6 million CZK), in the Western Balkans countries (10 projects in 6 countries total valued 3.4 million CZK), and in the region of Eastern Europe (8 projects in 4 countries total valued 3.4 million CZK). The lowest amount of projects was implemented in Central and South America (6 projects in 6 countries total valued 1.7 million CZK).

Cambodia: Scaling up WASH and livelihood, Implementer: Cambodian Health and Human Rights Alliance (CHHRA)

Cambodia: Scaling up WASH and livelihood, Implementer: Cambodian Health and Human Rights Alliance (CHHRA)

Five small scale projects implemented in Syria in the amount of 1.8 million CZK represented a special subcategory within the implementation of the program “Provision of Humanitarian, Development and Reconstruction Assistance to Syria for 2016-2019”.  

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