Eligible technical cooperation can include, inter alia, piloting implementation of key reforms (including investments for this purpose); knowledge development and dissemination; diagnostic work; capacity-building for strategy development, institutional and policy reform, legal and regulatory drafting, negotiation of contracts and agreements, public resource management, and investment planning; capacity-building for parliamentary oversight of government agencies; preparation (including feasibility studies etc.), monitoring and evaluation of innovative investment projects; and training and twinning arrangements.
Consistent with its knowledge-sharing and transformational objectives, the Transition Fund emphasizes funding for technical cooperation proposals that leverage other supporting relationships that are external to the recipient entity and supporting ISAs (i.e. partnerships originating from the transition country or elsewhere): including in particular, those involving bilateral donors, academic institutions and policy research institutions, regional and international organizations, industry and labor associations, and other civil society organizations.
South-South partnerships are encouraged (i.e. those between developing/transition countries) including from outside the MENA region, as well as institutions with regional experience focusing on technical cooperation or knowledge sharing.
Applications for funds should provide details on how the selection criteria of the Transition Fund are satisfied, and on any partnership or formal coordination arrangements with other technical cooperation activities.
Joint applications by more than one transition country for regional cooperation initiatives are encouraged, for which each transition country submits a proposal that is coordinated with the other proposal(s).