Project Preparation Facility (PPF)

Project completed

The Swiss Contribution to enlargement aims to finance a broad variety of projects. The PPF provided the necessary financial assistance to enable Executing Agencies to submit high qualityproject proposals. This was especially  important in the case of complex projects.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Latvia
Project Preparation Facility
21.01.2009 - 14.04.2012
CHF 141'343

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.

Background

Poorer regions do not have the financial means to prepare a good Final Project Proposal. Likewise, complex projects demand a costly preparation.

Objectives

The goal of the PPF was to ensure the efficient preparation of good quality Final Project Proposals.

Target groups

Executing Agencies / Intermediate bodies

Activities

The PPF could be used for mandates of competent external experts for preparing studies, e.g. feasibility studies, environmental impact assessments, and/or translations into English.

Results

Achieved results:  

The Project Preparation has significantly contributed to the thorough preparation of Swiss funded projects. It allowed the Executing Agencies and Intermediate Bodies to elaborate high-quality project documentation. Therefore, the Project Preparation Facility played a major role in enabling Switzerland to approve all the projects and to fully commit all the available funds by June 2012.


Directorate/federal office responsible SECO
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
  • National Coordination Unit
  • Latvian Ministry of Finance

Implementing partner
Several Latvian Executing Agencies

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   141'343 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   141'342
Project phases

Phase 1 21.01.2009 - 14.04.2012   (Completed)