Department of Development Assistance
1. The Development Cooperation Office (DCO) is an organizational unit within the Prime Minister’s Office whose mission is to coordinate the processes of planning, programming, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of EU and other donor aid to the Republic of Kosovo within the framework of development cooperation and the pre-membership process in the EU, supporting the implementation of the country’s agreed policies with the EU and other donors.
2. The duties and responsibilities of the Development Cooperation Office are:
2.1. Coordination of planning, programming, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of EU and other donor aid;
2.2. Cooperation with ministries in the preparation of policies and strategic documents in terms of development cooperation, determining annual and multi-year funding priorities in support of the pre-accession process;
2.3. Coordination of the effective management of aid for the institutions of the Republic of Kosovo within the framework of EU regional initiatives;
2.4. Coordination of the preparation of financial agreements between the institutions of the Republic of Kosovo and the EU within the pre-accession process;
2.5. Institutional support in the capacity of the Office for the National IPA Coordinator (NIPAC), based on the obligations within the international agreements between Kosovo and the EU;
2.6. Management and maintenance of the donor coordination database;
2.7. Providing support for the activities of internal government structures for donor coordination;
2.8. Providing support for the development of capacity building programs, related to the process of coordination of development cooperation.
3. The Development Cooperation Office also performs other tasks and responsibilities defined by the legislation in force and the tasks defined by the Prime Minister and the General Secretary of the OPM.
4. The Director of the Development Cooperation Office reports and answers to the Secretary General.
5. The following divisions are part of this Office:
5.1. Monitoring and Reporting Division;
5.2. Division for Public Administration and Rule of Law; AND
5.3. Division for Economic and Social Development.
6. The number of employees within the Development Cooperation Office is thirteen (13).