NATO has developed a number of partnership tools and mechanisms to support cooperation with partner countries through a mix of policies, programmes, action plans and other arrangements.
Amongst the tools developed, the Partnership for Peace (PfP) Policy enables individual Allies and partners to support security and defence-related projects to build capabilities in partner countries through individual Trust Funds.
NATO Trust Fund projects originated as medium to long-term projects enabling Partnership for Peace (PfP) nations towards their compliance with international conventions. These projects help to increase stability, diminish threats to peace and build strengthened security relationships between NATO and non-member countries in the Euro-Atlantic area.
Strong of its expertise in managing these type of projects, NSPA acts as project executing agent in most Trust Funds, leveraging project management, commercial and expert technical skills available within the Agency as well as its strong links with Ministries of Defence (MoDs).