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Macroeconomic response and multilateral collaboration

UN entities
7
Partners
12
Projects
12
Requirements (US$)
6.3M
Funded (US$)
0.30M (4% funded) of 6.30M
0.30M
 
The macroeconomic response to COVID-19 and multilateral collaboration need to be guided by evidence. This evidence should include a rapid assessment of the potential impact of the crisis (to quantify the spending necessary to contain it); an assessment of the fiscal space available for increasing spending; and analysis of policy priorities and available policy measures, given both the financing and the implementation constraints faced by Moldova.
Key priorities: 
Provide analytical, advisory and technical assis-tance services
Step up technical support to the Government to improve the evidence base for policymaking
Support the production and analysis of population figures, including internal and external migration and demographic indicators at both national and sub-national levels
Analyse the specific impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the well-being of returning migrants and households affected by the reduction in income from remittances
Advise on social expenditure monitoring and mapping of budgets for gender equitable social development priorities to assist the Government in rebalancing public expenditure
Conduct comprehensive impact assessments at the household level, and undertake context-specific socio-economic impact analyses of the crisis
Coordinate closely with partner international financial institutions (such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank and the Council of Europe Development Bank)
Enhance national capacities for macroeconomic policy, including creating an early warning system hosted by the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure to ensure continuous collection and analysis of relevant data, assessment of risks, and policy options fo
Support the rationalization and continuation of capital investment programmes
 
5,2% estimated fall of GDP in 2020
 
24-27% fall of remittances by end of 2020
 
HORECA the most affected sector

Response to COVID-19 emergency

RE-PROGRAMMING OF EXISTING RESOURCES
Funded Projects
UNFUNDED PROJECTS
All agencies
UNECE
Strengthening the capacity of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to produce reliable and timely data oriented to accelerating evidence-based decision-making processes for COVID-19 recovery
Period: 
August 2020 to December 2020
Source of funding: 
UNECE
Cost: 
$ 20 000.00
Total funds: $ 20 000.00
All agencies
UNICEF
UNDRR
UN Women
Development of a socio-economic profile and needs assessment of persons living with HIV affected by COVID-19
Period: 
September 2020 to December 2020
Source of funding: 
UNAIDS
Cost: 
$ 18 000.00
Building local-level resilience to disasters, including biological hazards
  • City Disaster Resilience Scorecard and its health addendum rolled out to identify gaps in selected cities’ resilience capacity;
  • Good practices in risk reduction measures disseminated at local level to enhance peer learning and lessons learned in responding to COVID-19 at the local level;
  • City resilience reinforced through support to local authorities for conducting resilience assessments, including a dedicated track on the health dimension, and promoting the integration of biological hazards and pandemic risks into local disaster risk reduction plans or strategy
Period: 
September 2020 to March 2021
Source of funding: 
UNDRR
Cost: 
$ 30 000.00
Procurement of PPE and supplies for vulnerable women
Period: 
June 2020 to May 2021
Source of funding: 
Government of Japan
Cost: 
$ 268 700.00
Total funds: $ 316 700.00
All agencies
UNFPA
IOM
UNICEF
UN Women
UNDP
WHO

If you interested in supporting any of below listed projects, please contact the Resident Coordinator Office at rco.moldova@un.md or the UN agency implementing the project.

Ensuing access of LPAs to accurate data to support COVID-19 recovery efforts at the local level

Implementing UN entity: UNFPA

Government Counterpart: NBS, Demographic Research Centre

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • 36 rayonal demographic profiles are developed based on the latest population and migration estimates from NBS
  • A Population Platform on COVID-19 Preparedness to map COVID-19 implications for each rayon is developed and operational
  • The NBS is supported to improve data exchange between different data holders to provide accurate and timely data in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in various sectors
Cost: 
$ 350 000.00
Developing a monitoring system for assessing the numbers and vulnerability profiles of returning migrants and vulnerable families affected by the loss of remittances following the COVID-19 crisis

Implementing UN entity: IOM

Government Counterpart: MHLSP, MoI, GIBP, NBS

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • Data are regularly updated and analysed on the numbers and profiles of returning migrants and vulnerable families affected by the loss of remittances, for a duration of up to two years, through the use of rapid surveying solutions, based on IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix methodology
  • Evidence is provided for policymaking and programming concerning up to 350,000 Moldovan migrants returning by mid-2022 as a result of COVID-19-induced restrictions and economic hardship in destination countries
Cost: 
$ 380 000.00
Generating evidence, information and analysis on the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on remittances and the coping mechanisms of families that rely on them

Implementing UN entity: UNICEF (lead), IOM, UNFPA

Government Counterpart: NBS, MHLSP, LPAs

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

A mid-term mitigation plan is developed with authorities at central and local levels based on the recommendations of the impact assessment, including necessary simulations and pilots, to help prevent families directly or indirectly impacted by the pandemic and the economic crisis from falling (further) into poverty

Cost: 
$ 150 000.00
Enhancing the capacity of the national statistical system to produce qualitative and timely administrative data for monitoring of socio-economic aspects for better responses in emergency situations

mplementing UN entity: UNWOMEN

Government Counterpart: NBS, MHLSP

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • A set of necessary indicators to support emergency responses are supported with qualitative and timely administrative data
  • A user-friendly platform for dissemination is in place and granulated data are published in timely fashion
  • Data users have skills and capacity to use data for better policy responses
  • SDG gender-related indicators have the methodology and collection capacities within the data producers
Cost: 
$ 500 000.00
Improving air quality through the support to transport operators and implementation of environmentally conscious measures

Implementing UN entity: UNDP

Government Counterpart: MEI, ANTA, Environment Agency, LPAs, MARDE

Timeframe for impact: Short (1-3 months) to medium (3-6 months)

Project outputs:

  • In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, air quality has proven to be a catalyst leading to higher incidence of severe and critical cases, and this is likely linked to higher incidence of respiratory diseases in highly polluted environment
  • An extensive network of air quality monitors is developed around cities and in the country
  • New policies, fiscal instruments and incentives are promoted to nudge transformations in the transport sector (including the promotion of vehicles with low or zero emissions)
  • More efficient transport routes and schedules are established
  • Development of a digital map of the existing transport system is supported
  • Infrastructure benefiting alternative means of urban transport – such as bicycles, carpooling and electric car sharing – is improved
Cost: 
$ 3 000 000.00
Building, deploying and use of an Early Warning System (EWS) based on a multi-layered system of new evidence and open algorithms

Implementing UN entity: UNDP (lead), IOM, UNFPA

Government Counterpart: State Chancellery

Timeframe for impact: Medium (3-6 months)

Project outputs:

  • A concept for the EWS, structured datasets and triangulation algorithms are shared and co-designed
  • EWS infrastructure and environment are developed, including required partnerships with the Government, the private sector and the European Space Agency (some MOUs are in place)
  • Country-specific use cases on food, energy and mobility poverty and dynamic maps of insecurities are built; existing COVID-19 Dashboard and to visualize use cases is used and upgraded to also reflect aspects related to the socio-economic impact of COVID-10 (return migration, the impact of the reduction in remittances on vulnerabilities, and harnessing the skills and capital of returning migrants)
  • Capacity building sessions are organized for key stakeholders on the use of services, use of open algorithms and testing (machine learning/artificial intelligence) for future services and use
  • Thematic policy papers are developed around the specific use cases and how these are useful for tacking policy decisions; key use cases are used for sector strategy development processes, in line with the SDG Agenda

Co-founding: $ 370,000 (with a potential contribution from the private sector and European Space Agency)

Cost: 
$ 370 000.00
Multilateral collaboration for enhanced macroeconomic support in the post-COVID-19 context

Implementing UN entity: UNDP

Government Counterpart: MEI, MoF

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • National capacities are enhanced for a more systemic and coordinated approach to macroeconomic policy
  • Additional or alternative data of shorter lead time is generated to complement the conventional statistics in Moldova
  • Rationalization of capital investment expenditures and continuation of the capital investment programme are supported
Cost: 
$ 250 000.00
Improving financing of the SDGs in the Republic of Moldova

Implementing UN entity: UNDP (lead), UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO

Government Counterpart: MoF, MEI, MHLSP

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • An in-depth development finance assessment with a human-rights focus is conducted
  • An integrated national financing framework (INFF) and an integrated finance strategy for the Moldova 2030 National Development Strategy are developed and implemented
  • The INFF is developed and implemented in the areas of early childhood development and waste management, including in-depth analyses of financial flows and financing incentives and policies in the respective areas
Cost: 
$ 1 000 000.00
Total funds: $ 6 000 000.00

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