Department for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance
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The Department for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance plans and coordinates strategies and policies and prepares and monitors the regulatory framework in the area of the international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance of the Republic of Slovenia. It is responsible for the operational planning and monitoring of the implementation of international development cooperation programmes and projects.
It prepares and coordinates sessions of the Inter-ministerial Working Body for International Development Cooperation and participates in the work of the Expert Council for International Development Cooperation. It strives to raise public awareness of the importance of international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance and promotes global learning. It monitors and participates in multilateral development activities carried out within the EU, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations (UN).
It cooperates with international development cooperation providers, such as non-governmental organisations, the Centre for International Cooperation and Development (CMSR), institutions (ITF Enhancing Human Security, the Centre for European Perspective (CEP)), the Center of Excellence in Finance (CEF), ministries, bodies within ministries and government offices, international organisations and others.
It coordinates the cooperation of experts in providing bilateral technical assistance. It conducts procedures for planning, coordinating, preparing and implementing public calls for tenders, open calls, etc., in the area of international development cooperation. It prepares annual reports on the official development assistance provided by Slovenia and keeps other statistics with regard to this area. It reports annually to the National Assembly, the EU and the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD on the fulfilment of Slovenia's commitments in the area of development finance.
It monitors multilateral activities in the area of humanitarian assistance within the UN, the EU and other international organisations and institutions. It coordinates Slovenia's responses to humanitarian crises at the bilateral level. It directs humanitarian and post-conflict assistance through national providers and international organisations. It participates in the preparation of calls for proposals for (co-)financing the humanitarian activities of Slovenian providers of international humanitarian assistance. It conducts procedures for planning, coordinating, preparing and implementing public calls for tenders, etc., regarding international humanitarian and post-conflict assistance provided by Slovenia. It monitors the implementation of projects of organisations that carry out humanitarian activities and prepares reports on Slovenia's humanitarian activities.
It is responsible for monitoring the functioning of instruments for the external action of the EU: the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) and the European Development Fund (EDF).