International Development Cooperation
Slovenia’s bilateral development assistance implemented by CMSR
CMSR implements a part of Slovenia’s bilateral international development cooperation.
Its implementation of international development cooperation is based on the International Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid of the Republic of Slovenia Act, which lays down the methods for implementing official development assistance pursuant to internationally harmonised standards and the rules of OECD.
Additional legal bases for the implementation of official development assistance are found in the Resolution on the International Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid of the Republic of Slovenia, which lays down geographical and topical priorities of development cooperation, and in the Decree on the Implementation of the international development cooperation and humanitarian aid of the Republic of Slovenia, which lays down the forms and methods of implementing international development cooperation and humanitarian aid.
To formalise procedures for implementing official development assistance, CMSR adopted The Centre for International Cooperation and Development Manual for the Implementation of International Development Cooperation Projects of Slovenia.
CMSR is qualified to implement all forms of international development cooperation. Based on the contracts for co-funding the CMSR programme for the implementation of international development cooperation concluded between CMSR and ministries (responsible for finance, foreign affairs, the environment and the economy), the Republic of Slovenia subsidises infrastructural and other development projects in partner countries through CMSR. CMSR ensures the involvement of the Slovenian economy in development cooperation, which is an important element of bilateral development cooperation. As a developed donor country, Slovenia fulfils the international commitments it has undertaken by co-funding selected development projects via CMSR, while obtaining an international reputation and foreign policy capital.
The operations of CMSR and SID Bank represent a vital system of services enabling Slovenia to aid its partner countries in the funding of development projects within the scope of development assistance, thus directly contributing to the progress of the partner country, while allowing the Slovenian economy to come into such markets. The Slovenian Government co-funds development projects via CMSR in the form of donations or interest rate subsidies. CMSR includes a development project in its annual CMSR Programme for the implementation of international development cooperation, based on a donation proposal that is addressed to CMSR by the donation recipient (public entity in the partner country of official development assistance – ODA). The proposal must be drawn up pursuant to the Instructions for drawing up a proposal for a donation of the Republic of Slovenia for official development assistance investment projects.
Drawing from its rich experience in international development cooperation, CMSR prepares expert and professional project reports, annual reports and project monitoring.