NTU wins EU funded project Establishing Sector approach in pre-accession assistance

By the provision of services NTU is expected to help DG ENLARG and IPA beneficiary countries in elaborating operational guidelines on the application of the sector approach in the enlargement context. Such guidelines would clarify how to develop programmes based on agreed priorities; how to link sector policy and strategy with the national expenditure planning process; how to develop in beneficiary countries a broad consultation mechanism at sector level that involves all significant stakeholders while respecting principles of ownership by beneficiaries of the assistance as well as flexibility in the definition of the scope of sectors. In addition, for some of the candidate countries, the sector programmes will have to be integrated with the decentralised management and its national structures. Particular attention should be paid to ensure consistency of sector objectives across the current IPA Components.