The Capacity-Building Programme under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.Capacity-building activities to facilitate ratification and implementation of the Convention and its protocols have been an important area of work under the Convention for a number of years. As such, a comprehensive capacity-building programme was developed in 2014. The programme was designed in line with the strategic priorities of the Convention and with the needs expressed by target countries. The programme is managed by the Convention’s secretariat and funded by several Parties, in particular: the European Union, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, the Russian Federation, Sweden and Switzerland. In accordance with the needs expressed by countries, three main types of activities have been supported under the programme: analysis of national legislation, support to the development of emission inventories, and support to the participation in the Convention’s activities and awareness-raising.