Public Information Notice: Review of Technical Assistance Policy and Experience

Technical Assistance -- A Factsheet

Policy Statement on IMF Technical Assistance




Review of Technical Assistance Policy and Experience

Prepared by the Office of Technical Assistance Management
June 12, 2002

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Contents


Executive Summary

I. Introduction

II. TA Delivery and Prioritization

    A. Developments in TA Delivery
    B. Experience with the New Prioritization Process
    C. Summary

III. Review of Experience with Technical Consultations and Technical Cooperation Action Plans

    A. Technical Consultations
    B. Technical Cooperation Action Plans

IV. Regional Approaches to TA

V. Cooperation with Other TA Providers

VI. Dissemination of TA Reports and Information

    A. Internal Dissemination of TA Reports and Information
    B. External Publication of TA Reports and Information
    C. Issues Surrounding Greater Dissemination of TA Information
    D. An Approach for Enhancing Dissemination of TA Information

VII. TA Resource Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

    A. Resource Management
    B. Monitoring
    C. Evaluation

VIII. Conclusions and Proposed Medium-Term Work Program

IX. Issues for Discussion

List of Acronyms

Text Tables

  1. TA Total Delivery, FY 1998-FY 2003
  2. FSAPs, Fiscal ROSCs, and Data ROSCs, FY 2000-FY 2002
  3. TA Resource Distribution, FY 1998-FY 2002
  4. TA Delivery: Top 20 Recipients, FY 2000-FY 2002
  5. TA Delivery Indicators-Main Program Areas (MPAs) and Key Policy Initiatives and Concerns (KPICs)
  6. Cross-Sectional Distribution of TA Delivery by Main Program Areas (MPAs) and Key Policy Initiatives and Concerns (KPICs), FY 2001-FY 2002
  7. Review of Scheduled Technical Consultations
  8. IMF Institute Regional Training Programs
  9. IMF Institute: Number of Courses and Seminars for Officials, FY 1998-FY 2002
  10. Proposed Medium-term Work Program for TA, FY 2003-FY 2005

Figures

  1. TA Delivery by Region, FY 2002
  2. IMF Training at Headquarters and Overseas, FY 1998-FY 2002
  3. IMF Training at Headquarters and Overseas, FY 1998-FY 2002
  4. IMF Training at Headquarters-Participation by Region, FY 2002
  5. IMF Training at Overseas-Participation by Region, FY 2002

Boxes

  1. Afghanistan: TA in FY 2002 and Beyond
  2. Technical Cooperation Action Plans
  3. TCAP for Yemen
  4. Regional General Data Dissemination System Projects
  5. Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Center
  6. Mozambique: Sustained TA Delivery and Donor Coordination
  7. The Financial Sector Reform and Strengthening Initiative (FIRST)
  8. Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) TA and Coordination Efforts
  9. Recently Established TA Subaccounts
  10. The MAE TA Tracking System
  11. STA's Enhanced Project Management System

Appendices

    I. Prioritization Criteria for TA
    II. Main Program Areas (MPAs)

Appendix Tables

    11. Distribution by Subject of MAE TA, FY 2002
    12. Distribution by Subject of FAD TA, FY 2002
    13. Distribution by Subject of STA TA, FY 2002
    14. Distribution by Subject of LEG TA, FY 2002
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