Crown Agents’ History 1700s Private agents for British Colonies 1833 Joint Agents-General for Crown Colonies 1863 Crown Agents for the Colonies 1950s Commenced buying in Japan
1954 Crown Agents for Oversea Governments & Administrations 1967 First office in Japan (Buying & Inspection) 1980 incorporated by Act of Parliament 1988 First Japanese Non-Project Grants 1997 Crown Agents Foundation, owner of Crown Agents for Oversea Governments & Administrations Limited
Values Derived from Crown Agents’ History
We strive to uphold the values derived from our history: • deep understanding of developing country clients • thorough knowledge of international donors • public sector focus; increasingly private sector too • reputation for transparency and accountability
Representative Offices and Agents • Over 1,000 staff Europe/Central worldwide Asia: • 40 offices Albania Azerbaijan worldwide Bosnia & Herzegovina Bulgaria Asia: Denmark Afghanistan Georgia Bangladesh Kyrgyzstan India Macedonia Japan Romania Malaysia Russia Nepal Serbia & Montenegro Pakistan Ukraine Philippines Singapore Sri Lanka Americas: Africa: Vietnam Middle East: Ethiopia Iran Bahamas Ghana Iraq Barbados Kenya Jordan Belize Malawi UAE Bolivia Mozambique Grenada Namibia Guyana Nigeria Jamaica Sierra Leone USA x 2 South Africa (Miami and Washington Sudan South Pacific: Tanzania Fiji DC) Uganda New Zealand Zimbabwe Zambia
Financial Services Supply Chain Services Crown Agents Bank Limited Procurement Crown Agents Investment Management Limited Procurement Consultancy Programme/ Project Management Public Finance Management Health Customs & Trade Reform Japanese ODA Tax Reform Logistics & Freight IT and R&D Crisis Response Debt Management Quality Assurance & Inspection Human & Institutional Development Engineering and Technical Services – Development Aid Capacity Development Aid Validation
Crown Agents Foundation Structure Crown Agents Foundation Permanent Members Elected Members Special Member HMG
Council President Peter Berry CMG
Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations Ltd. Chairman Peter Berry CMG
Foundation Members - Permanent
Aga Khan Foundation, Geneva Institute of Development Studies International Chamber of British NGOs for Development Commerce UK Charities Aid Foundation Japan International Cooperation Agency The Chartered Institute of The Prince of Wales International Building Business Leaders Forum The Chartered Institute of The Royal Commonwealth Society Purchasing and Supply The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Christian Aid Manufactures and Commerce Department for International Development
Crown Agents Work for the Government of Japan
Overview CA has a modest role in Japan’s ODA Non-Project Grant Aid 1987 - Present Humanitarian Assistance to the FSU 1993 - 97 Assistance on nuclear dismantling to Russia, Ukraine and Kazakstan 1994-98 MoFA & Technical Secretariat – Decommissioning and Dismantlement of nuclear fuelled submarines (Russia) JICA - Local Procurement 1993 – Present Japan Observer Mission to Palestinian Elections 1995-1996 JBIC – Procurement monitoring, economic and financial risk country studies Iraq – JICS Emergency Grant Aid Programme
Non-Project Grant Aid 1987 - Present Countries Covered by CA AFRICA CARIBBEAN/LATIN AMERICA EASTERN EUROPE Burundi Bolivia Albania Gambia Guyana Bosnia-Herzegovina Ghana Haiti Bulgaria Guinea Bissau Macedonia Kenya ASIA Moldova Malawi Armenia Ukraine Mozambique Azerbaijan Nigeria Georgia Rwanda Kazakhstan Uganda Kyrgyzstan Zambia Pakistan Zimbabwe Palestine Philippines Uzbekistan
GHANA Ernest Chemists Ltd Allocation JPY 175 million Tableting Machine, Packing Machines, Fluid Bed Drier, Bottles and Capsules. 200 employees Started with 6 employees in 1986 NPGA resulted in 30% increase in production. Now exporting.
GHANA Volta River Estates Ltd Banana Handling Cable Machine Bananas 83% exported to EU Balance sold to strong local market
ZAMBIA Mubuyu Farm Coffee farm established in 1971 that produces high grade Arabic coffee for export. Purchases included four tractors and six knapsacks sprayers. Equipment assisted the company’s programme of quality control & harvesting. Tractors increased speed of collection & allowed manual workers to move quickly onto next stage of production.
ZAMBIA Syringa Enterprises Nationwide-based farming company established in 1980. Produces soya-beans, milk, wheat & sugar for local market, and coffee for export. Irrigation equipment was purchased for sugar cane & coffee crops. Equipment made a significant import helping increase the yield of crops & lead to employment of additional estate staff.
PHILIPPINES CVF Funded Computers in the Philippines The CVFs from the 4th grant were used to supply computers to 1,000 high schools. The Department of Finance oversaw the collection of the CVs, The Department of Trade and Industry dealt with the purchase of the computers and the Department of Education selected the recipient schools. The Government hoped this new generation will be the catalyst that produces a strong Filipino information technology sector.
Humanitarian Assistance to the FSU 1993 – 1997
Japanese Assistance on nuclear dismantling to Russia, Ukraine and Kazakstan 1994 - 1997 Cobalt Scanner installed in a military hospital in Kiev, Ukraine
JICA - Local Procurement 1997 - 2006 UK Emergency Warehouse • Tents • Blankets • Water Purification • Generators • Cable Reels
JAPAN’S EMERGENCY GRANT AID SUPPORT TO IRAQ 20 grants value US$879mn 4 year programme 2004-2007. Sectors and expected benefits – Health – repair of 12 hospitals and equipping of 32 primary health care centres and strengthening emergency health care response/patient transportation. Ambulances.
– Communications – repair of telecomm network throughout Iraq benefiting 50% of the population.
– Sanitation/Environment – improving the collection and processing of waste (solid and sewage), cleaning of streets and the transport of drinking water. Also providing equipment to provide drinking water.
– Security – improving security by re-equipping the police and border enforcement service with new police cars and also supply fire engines
– Power – improving the generation of electricity by the refurbishment of part of 3 power stations and also improving distribution of electricity. Building a new power station in Samawah.