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Implementation, monitoring and reporting

Project implementation may be fully entrusted to FAO, in which case it will be the EC’s role to provide timely finance, management and technical support, to monitor the process and to ensure that adequate accountability is provided. This implementation arrangement, which is most common in EC-UN cooperation, is referred to as Joint Management.

A Project Manager or Chief Technical Adviser will be appointed by FAO for the day-to-day management of the project with technical guidance and support from the Project Task Force and the Lead Technical Unit and with operational support from the relevant Operating Unit/Budget Holder.

A monitoring and reporting system should provide FAO and the EC with adequate and timely information to perform their respective roles. The EC may also organize Results-oriented Monitoring (ROM) missions to obtain an additional opinion about progress being made towards the achievement of agreed results (Assessing the quality of projects and progammes).

All EC-funded actions should give due attention to EC visibility among selected audiences in and outside the EU, in accordance with relevant EC guidelines and in line with FAO’s own corporate communication strategy.

Expert support and specialized facilities may be requested from the Organization’s Communications Division (FAO-Newsroom@fao.org).

Requests for clarification or assistance may be referred to Bart van Ommen, Coordinator FAO-EU Cooperation, bart.vanommen@fao.org