The Czech-UNDP Trust Fund supports sharing best practices and lessons learned from the Czech Republic’s transition to democracy and markets and its accession to the European Union. The fund has financed study tours to the Czech Republic as well as workshops and trainings in aid-recipient countries (Europe & Central Asia). It has also supported research and feasibility studies and expert consultations.
For more information on the EU New Member States' transitional experience, please see the comprehensive EU compendium.
The Czech Republic was the first emerging donor country to systematically promote its transition experience and official development assistance (ODA) activities in cooperation with UNDP. Since 2004, the Czech-UNDP Trust Fund, in cooperation with UNDP Country Offices in the region, has supported more than 130 projects totalling more than US $7 million and has directly contributed to:
The Czech-UNDP Trust Fund activities have also helped to build a network of informal contacts between experts and representatives of various organizations in beneficiary countries, and between institutions of public service.
Annual contributions to the Fund amount to $500,000 as per Czech law. This contribution is over and above the Czech Republic´s multilateral aid contributions.
*All references to Kosovo are in the context of UNSCR 1244 (1999)