Quality Infrastructure Programme for Central Africa
PIQAC IN SHORT
Context and objectivesWithin the framework of the Programme to Support Trade and Economic Integration (PACIE), the European Union and CEMAC tasked UNIDO with the implementation of the Quality Infrastructure Programme for Central Africa (PIQAC), as well as the Restructuration and Upgrading Programme of Central Africa (PRMN). PIQAC aims to reinforce competitiveness and diversification of the productive sectors trough a support provided to regional and national institutions of the quality infrastructure. It also aims to upgrade it on a regional scale. Thus, the Programme implements a favorable business environment, while assuring the conformity to international trade regulation laws and technical standards.
Budget5.6 Million euros
NB: Equatorial Guinea has not yet ratified the Cotonou agreement and thus, cannot be one of the beneficiary countries of the 10th European Development Fund’s (EDF) and of the activities implemented through the PIQAC. However, Equatorial Guinea can participate in regional actions with its own funding.