The number of projects the European Development Fund (EDF) will finance in Dominica under its Special Framework of Assistance Program is declining and so is the need for the full-size National Authorising Office.

That is the word of national authorising officer at the EDF Eddie Lambert who also has said that much less staff will be needed as the European Union funded projects wind down.

β€œIt will no longer be necessary to have the full-blown type of office as currently exists,” Lambert pointed out.

However the European Union is now looking at providing funds through general budget support according to Lambert.

Presently funding is being completed for Dominica under the 10th European Development Fund. Conditions for funding will relate to macro-economic indicators, public finance management and reform.