Technical cooperation is a key tool in achieving the strategic objectives of the UPU. It helps to reduce the "postal divide" between industrialized and developing countries and enables the transfer of know-how.
The UPU's Development Cooperation Directorate (DCDEV) manages and implements technical cooperation and is involved in the design and development of Union policy.
Within the UPU Council of Administration, Committee 4 (Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance) considers and implements Congress decisions concerning technical cooperation.
Development Cooperation Directorate
It coordinates its projects with its various partners and ensures the UPU's presence in the field, with the assistance of regional project coordinators, restricted unions, networks of specialists in the field and national project managers.
The DCDEV hires specialist consultants for technical assistance missions in beneficiary countries.
The DCDEV manages the acquisition of equipment by means of an overall process, in accordance with the rules and principles governing government procurement.
UPU training helps to develop local capabilities and skills in a sustainable manner in order to provide the expertise and know-how needed to implement development strategies and projects.
Through projects and methodological approaches, development cooperation is a fundamental tool, which aims at adapting the postal sector to new expectations and reduce the postal divide between industrialized and developing countries.