Constituency Programme

The Ministry of Finance of The Netherlands has close relations with counterparts in the countries that share in the Netherlands constituencies at IMF, World Bank Group and EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development). This special relationship is the fundament for the Constituency Programme. The Constituency Programme aims to assist ministries of Finance and affiliated organizations in constituency countries in achieving (or promote awareness of) European and international standards in the area of transparent and solid public finances.  Dutch best practices can be instrumental to achieve that aim.

Our technical cooperation:

  • Is demand driven: based on firm requests for technical assistance from the country’s Ministries of Finance (or affiliated organisations);
  • Is mainly delivered by our own experts, exchanging knowledge and experiences with their colleagues in the countries concerned. The experts apply an interactive and tailor made approach in trainings and other activities. The idea is to learn together, not teach.
  • Is coordinated with the work of EU, International Financial Institutions (IFI’s) and other (bilateral) donors.

The National Academy is executing a large part of the Constituency Programme.

Countries eligible for technical cooperation within this programme are Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Romania and Ukraine.