Development cooperation manual
The Development Cooperation Manual (DCM) of the Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a quality assurance tool, which describes key principles, procedures and standard working methods in different phases of a programme cycle. The programme cycle refers to the life cycle of a programme, from the initial planning to implementation and completion. The purpose of the DCM is to make the Norwegian support a more efficient contribution to the efforts of its development partners to achieve development results. The DCM is primarily developed for staff at embassies with delegated responsibility for development cooperation, and NORAD staff who deals with the budget chapter. The DCM may also provide useful information to its partners and other donors on Norwegian requirements and conditions for financial and technical support.