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If you are interested in supporting any of the below listed projects or you need additional information about them, please contact the Resident Coordinator Office at rco.moldova@un.org or the UN agency implementing the project.

Health first
Protecting people
Economic response
Macroeconomic response
All agencies
UNFPA
UNICEF
UNDP
UNOPS
WHO
IOM
UNODC
OHCHR
UNAIDS
Enhancing national capacities to ensure the continuity of sexual and reproductive health services and the rights of people in the context of public health emergencies

Implementing UN entity: UNFPA

Government Counterpart: MHLSP

Timeframe for impact: Medium (3-6 months) to Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • Capacity building of health providers on provision of sexual and reproductive health services during public health emergency, including counselling and prevention of COVID-19
  • Most vulnerable groups are reached out with sexual and reproductive health infiormation and services
  • Procurement of PPEs for the network of Youth Friendly Health Clinics
  • Minimum Initial Service Package training curricula for public health specialists a developed and integrated into the programme of medical education institutions
  • Healthcare providers capacitated in the use of SOPs on the response of healthcare facilities to domestic violence and the use of the Standardized Protocol on Clinical Management of Rape Survivors as well as on ensuring the continuity of family planning services in emergency situations
  • Minimum Initial Service Package integrated into the National Civil Protection Preparedness Plan and Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans, and provisions fully implemented
  • Field simulation exercise on preparedness and response in case of emergencies conducted
Cost: 
$ 500 000.00
Improving the access of health workers in Moldova to required health protective equipment

Implementing UN entity: UNICEF, UNDP, UNOPS, WHO

Government Counterpart: MHLSP

Timeframe for impact: Short (1-3 months)

Project outputs:

COVID-19-related supplies made available to 400 medical facilities, including hospitals, primary healthcare facilities, youth-friendly health centres, etc.

Cost: 
$ 6 608 757.00
Supporting the development and implementation of a displacement tracking system

Implementing UN entity: IOM

Government Counterpart: MHLSP, MoI, GIBP

Timeframe for impact: Medium (3-6 months)

Project outputs:

  • Displacement tracking system developed and functional
  • Up-to-date data and analysis on the numbers and profiles of returning migrants and vulnerable families affected by the loss of remittances available through the use of rapid surveying solutions developed using IOM's Displacement Tracking Matrix methodology.
Cost: 
$ 25 000.00
Enabling the justice system to reduce the number of people in prisons and suppress the transmission of COVID-19 among prisoners

Implementing UN entity: UNODC (lead), OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDP

Government Counterpart: MoJ, MoI, MHLSP, NPA, NIJ, PO, NPO

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • Prison population reduced by 15% by December 2022 to decrease the risk of COVID-19 infection among prisoners and prison staff;
  • Alternatives to incarceration measures applied to reduce the burden for the criminal justice system and prevent new people from entering prisons.
Cost: 
$ 1 500 000.00
Strengthening the health system crisis response and service delivery capacities through the institutionalization of telemedicine

Implementing UN entity: UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF

Government Counterpart: MHLSP, NHIH, E-Governance Agency, Chisinau Mayor's Office

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • The legal and normative framework, financial coverage schemes and treatment protocols for telemedicine services developed based on existing best practices;
  • Telemedicine pilot, involving the provision of software, strengthening of the hardware base, staff training, and public awareness-raising and communication, implemented in Chisinau Municipality;
  • Roadmap for scaling up elaborated, pilot results widely communicated and public awareness on the access to telemedicine strengthened;
  • Methodological guidance on telemedicine, including standards of service and guidance on psychological aspects, for health staff, developed.
Cost: 
$ 2 000 000.00
Responsible management of potentially infectious waste in relation to the COVID-19 public health crisis

Implementing UN entity: UNDP and WHO

Government Counterpart: MHLSP, Public Health Agency, LPAs, selected hospitals

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

The intervention aims to support authorities to offer an effective response to the management of medical waste in Moldova, including potentially infectious one, during and immediately after the COVD-19 outbreak.

  • Households with COVID-19 positive members or those in self-isolation dispose of their waste responsibly and safely, while the general population is aware of the responsible behavior in terms of waste disposal during the public health crisis.
  • Medical waste management practices and facilities in health care institutions in the most COVID-19 affected areas are rapidly assessed and capacitated to accommodate the newly- generated waste, as well as prepare the system for events of similar nature in the future.
  • Public utilities for waste management are capable to effectively and safely provide waste services in the public health crisis.

In the long term, it aims to develop a:

  • National action plan on waste management resulting from the medical activity, which will also include regional plans.
  • An integrated national and regional system for medical waste management.
  • Public-private partnerships in order to involve specialized companies in the implementation of the integrated national medical waste management system.
Cost: 
$ 2 000 000.00
Equipping front line workers in NGOs active in HIV and TB control and their beneficiaries with protective equipment

Implementing UN entity: UNAIDS

Government Counterpart: MHLSP

Timeframe for impact: Short (1-3 months)

Project outputs:

  • At least 150 outreach workers and social workers in NGOs provide communitarian prevention services in a safe way;
  • At least 35,000 beneficiaries, including people who use drugs, sex workers, men who have sex with men, and people living with HIV, receive communitarian prevention services safely.
Cost: 
$ 150 000.00
Total funds: $ 12 783 757.00
All agencies
UN Women
UNFPA
UNICEF
OHCHR
FAO
UNDP
ILO
ITU
UNESCO
UNODC
IOM
WHO
Increasing access of vulnerable women and their dependents to food and other essential supplies, including prevention supplies

Implementing UN entity: UNWOMEN

Government Counterpart: MHLSP

Timeframe for impact: Short (1-3 months)

Project outputs:

Women from vulnerable groups, including Romani women, women with disabilities, sex workers, single mothers, women with low or no income, etc., have access to food, personal care and hygiene products, and protection supplies.

Cost: 
$ 350 000.00
Increasing the access of victims of domestic violence to essential services during the crisis

Implementing UN entity: UNFPA, UNWOMEN, UNICEF

Government Counterpart: MHLSP

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • Victims of domestic violence in shelters, have access to personal care and hygiene products, and protection supplies;
  • NGOs and shelters are equipped with suitable spaces and all necessary for personal care and hygiene products, and protection supplies for continuous support services for beneficiaries.
  • NGOs, shelters and other service providers can provide support services using all form of communication (zoom, skype, WhatsApp, Viber etc.)
  • Provides support to local government structures and service providers to ensure safe spaces and life skills to poor and vulnerable women. Re-design and diversified services, including mobile services piloted.
  • Ensure access of children victims of violence to psycho-social services
Cost: 
$ 1 900 000.00
Increasing access to life-saving support to the most vulnerable persons, including older persons and persons with disabilities, during quarantine and post quarantine

Implementing UN entity: UNFPA (lead), OHCHR

Government Counterpart: MHLSP, National Agency for Social Work, Ombudsperson's Office, 112 Emergency Service, Chisinau

Timeframe for impact: Short (1-3 months) to long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • Impact of COVID-19 on older persons and persons with disabilities assessed to ensure that authorities are better informed and better able to shape their response;
  • Five multidisciplinary teams piloted at the local level to ensure a comprehensive local response to the needs of older persons from rural areas in accessing healthcare and social protection services;
  • 10,000 most vulnerable older persons and persons with disabilities, including stateless persons, asylum-seekers and refugees, provided with life-saving food, hygienic products and assistive technologies;
  • Phone support programme for lonely and isolated older persons designed and implemented;
  • Availability of transportation services to the most vulnerable in remote areas increased to ensure their access to primary health care;
  • The staff of public social assistance services and NGOs trained on the application and continuity of a human rights-based approach to social services during the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Persons with disabilities, older persons and persons with limited reading skills, have access to information on COVID-19 and on their human rights.
  • Support to local public administration and CSOs in improving institutional framework and quality of services for children in street situation.
Cost: 
$ 900 000.00
Supporting sustainable agriculture production, access to food and the development of food supply chains

Implementing UN entity: FAO

Government Counterpart: MARDE

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • Technical assistance and advice to farmers contributing to the national food supply chains delivered;
  • Matching grants for maintaining quality standards in agriculture production provided.
Cost: 
$ 1 000 000.00
Improving access to water and sanitation in schools, including in the Gagauzia region

Implementing UN entity: UNICEF, UNDP

Government Counterpart: MECR, Regional Gagauz authorities

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

Ensured access to essential sanitation services in rural schools for pupils and personnel. The initiative will focus on two major components:

  • Nation-wide: training on healthy and safe hygiene practices delivered and hygiene supplies delivered.
  • Regionally: physical rehabilitation of the toilets in schools and kindergartens in the Gagauzia region (10,000 pupils). Sanitation facilities (flush toilets with wastewater treatment) to ensure adequate hygiene conditions is envisaged.
Cost: 
$ 2 000 000.00
Facilitating the continuity of learning through the development and provision of materials, support and IT equipment to teachers, students and parents

Implementing UN entity: UNICEF

Government Counterpart: MECR

Timeframe for impact: Short (1-3 months)

Project outputs:

16,000 students and 2,600 teachers are reached with support for distance learning, including equipment, connections, training, information and materials.

Cost: 
$ 700 000.00
Support for modernization of educational services in public schools and digitalization of education services

Implementing UN entity: UNDP (lead), UNICEF

Government Counterpart: MECR, public schools, private sector

Timeframe for impact: Medium to long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • Support is provided to the Ministry of Education and public schools to digitalize the public curriculum and offer a single/standardized training platform for the exchange of content, methods and connection between children and teaching staff. This integrates to the extent possible the platforms and tools currently used (based on the understanding among teaching staff of what tools work so far)
  • The private sector is connected as partners and solution providers to maintain all digital solutions
  • The curriculum for primary and secondary schools is fully digitalized (in Romanian, Russian, etc.) with standardized digitized content, as well as all other tools and instruments to support online learning
  • Teachers and pupils receive extended capacity building support in the use of digital tools– The presence of the basic infrastructure and connectivity is ensured where necessary.
Cost: 
$ 2 000 000.00
Building the resilience of young people through life skills education programmes, including a psychological support programme

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

Government Counterpart: MECR,Technical University

Timeframe for impact: Short (1-3 months) to long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • Young people and teachers receive psychological assistance from capacitated providers, with a focus on the COVID-19 recovery period
  • Schools are enabled to sustainably deliver life skills-based education programmes, including in crisis situations, based on innovative materials and increased capacities of teachers
  • Young people have access to life skills-based education through peer-to-peer education
  • Teachers, parents and community members promote and support the right of young people to life skills-based education programmes and healthy lifestyle
  • Stereotypes are combatted among teachers, parents and society at large and girls are encouraged to pursue STEM and ICT
  • Curricula of Universities providing ICT education is revised to increase the employability skills of young people
Cost: 
$ 750 000.00
VET institutions and dormitories develop capacity to ensure continuity of education, particularly for those most vulnerable and from rural areas through WASH infrastructure and COVID-19 prevention training

Implementing UN entity: UNFPA

Government Counterpart: MECR, VET institutions

Timeframe for impact: Short (1-3 months) to long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • 91 VET institutions and student’s dormitories are equipped with sanitation and hygiene supplies for a safe environment
  • IT equipment is provided for VET institutions to ensure the access of 45,000 VET students (70% from rural areas) to digitalized learning
  • Behaviour change training is conducted for VET students and teachers on COVID-19 prevention
Cost: 
$ 700 000.00
Ensuring continuing access to TVET in Moldova through the creation of a TVET e-learning platform

Implementing UN entity: ILO (lead), ITU, UNESCO, UN WOMEN

Government Counterpart: MECR, VET institutions, centres of excellence

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • TVET authorities and institutions have enhanced capacity to develop standards, guide and facilitate a shared approach to the implementation of digital TVET at national level
  • TVET schools, especially teachers and instructors, have enhanced capacities for developing and implementing quality e-learning and blended learning, including knowledge on digital safety
  • Pilot experiences in e-learning for TVET re applied in 3 different occupations and 3 different TVET schools lessons learnt are recorded and analysed
  • Continuity of TVET and accessibility to E-learning in TVET is ensured for all disadvantaged children and youth
  • Access to ICT resources and internet connectivity is enabled, and awareness on harassment-free virtual communication spaces for students and teachers is raised
Cost: 
$ 600 000.00
Equipping prisoners affected by COVID-19 and prison guards and escorts with protective equipment

Implementing UN entity: UNODC

Government Counterpart: MoJ, MHLSP, NPA, NPO

Timeframe for impact: Short (1-3 months)

Project outputs:

  • 1,000 guards and escorts have access to PPE, including gloves, masks and sanitizers, for 3 months
  • 2,000 electronic monitoring bracelets are procured and delivered to serve the needs of prisoners (from both banks) who are escorted to public hospitals.
Cost: 
$ 500 000.00
Empowering women and girls who experience violence to use available, accessible and quality essential services and break the cycle of violence via economic independence and a changed social environment at community level

Implementing UN entity: UNWOMEN (lead), UNFPA, ILO

Government Counterpart: MHLSP, MoI, MoJ

Timeframe for impact: Medium (3 - 6 months) to long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • Multi-sectoral mechanism is strengthened, quality of essential services is improved and capacity of service providers is increased to respond to gender-based violence, including through the adaptation of services to the rights and needs of women with disabilities
  • Women are linked to income generation and employment opportunities, while building their skills and linking them to decision-making structures
  • The capacities of shelter services are strengthened and adapted to the needs of women with disabilities
  • Stigma, discrimination and harmful social norms that support practices of VAW are addressed at the community level
  • Vulnerable women are supported to access basic social services equitably and safely, while bringing communities together and building stronger dialogue chains between citizens and local officials.
Cost: 
$ 3 000 000.00
Addressing COVID-19 human mobility-driven social protection challenges through enhancing innovative, evidenced-base emergency coordination and management planning, policy response and services and infection prevention and control capacities

Implementing UN entity: UNICEF, IOM, UNDP, UNFPA, WHO, OHCHR

Government Counterpart: MHLSP, MoI, NBS, GIBP, National Employment Agency

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • The national evidence base is enhanced for operational and policy response to social protection challenges triggered by the COVID-19 crisis, taking into account an intersectoral approach and the multiple vulnerabilities of persons impacted by the COVID-19, including returnees and the households affected by the decrease of remittance-sourced incomes, implementing innovative, sustainable and nationally owned mechanisms
  • COVID-19 prevention and protection of highly mobile vulnerable groups are fostered through enhanced coordination frameworks, information, education, risk communication, behavioural change activities, the combatting of discrimination and the conducting of regular behavioural insights surveys
  • Infection prevention and control are enhanced in all education facilities through development and provision of staff training packages on COVID-19, the conducting of a COVID-19 sero-epidemiological investigation among children and the implementation of specific prevention activities (including immunization)
  • Protection of vulnerable groups affected by COVID-19 mobility challenges is enhanced by supporting the development and implementation of targeted recovery strategies, policies, plans and innovative solutions, improved emergency management planning and response and the engaging highly skilled diaspora.
Cost: 
$ 2 550 000.00
Promoting active ageing, including productive working lives, and building resilience to pandemic situations in older persons

Implementing UN entity: UNFPA (lead), OHCHR, ILO

Government Counterpart: MHLSP,Equality Council

Timeframe for impact: Medium (3-6 months) to long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on older persons is analysed, including from a gender perspective
  • A media campaign is conducted to increase awareness and inform older adults about protective measures and coping mechanisms in the context of COVID-19
  • Programme support is provided to older people to remain autonomous and independent;
  • Intergenerational solidarity and dialogue are strengthened to address age-based discrimination, including through the transfer of digital skills from young people to older adults
  • New employment programmes are developed for older persons to reduce poverty and increase social and labour reintegration among older adults
  • New community social care services are piloted in rural areas for older persons from long-term placement centres and those isolated during the pandemic
  • A human rights-based approach is mainstreamed in the development and piloting of the new services and programmes.
Cost: 
$ 1 000 000.00
Enhancing the capacity of the probation service to increase the security and access to justice of victims of domestic violence

Implementing UN entity: UNDP, UN WOMEN

Government Counterpart: MoJ, NPO

Timeframe for impact: Medium to long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • The probation service has enhanced institutional and digital capacities to ensure the electronic monitoring of aggressors in cases of domestic violence at the national scale
  • Standard operating procedures and a probation programme for cases of domestic violence are developed/updated and put into practice
  • Interinstitutional coordination mechanisms are established among justice chain actors to ensure the prompt and effective use of electronic monitoring
  • The probation service has improved technical capacities for electronic case management and digital service delivery
Cost: 
$ 600 000.00
Enhancing the capacity of the Bamahus type service for victims and witnesses of crime

Implementing UN entity: UNICEF

Government Counterpart: MoJ, MHLSP

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

Barnahus type service premises and employees are supported to improve infrastructure and build capacities

Cost: 
$ 200 000.00
Total funds: $ 18 750 000.00
All agencies
UNIDO
FAO
UN Women
ILO
IOM
UNDP
UNICEF
Stimulating a green and circular economy through policy support

Implementing UN entity: UNIDO, FAO

Government Counterpart: MoF, MEI, MARDE

Timeframe for impact: Medium (3-6 months)

Project outputs:

A policy paper on stimulus measures to support a green and circular economy is completed
 

Cost: To be defined

Cost: 
$ 0.00
Enhancing the capacities of women entrepreneurs

Implementing UN entity: UNWOMEN

Government Counterpart: MEI, MHLSP, ODIMM

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • Women entrepreneurs, women from domestic violence shelters and organizations working on addressing sexual violence are supported to produce prevention supplies and PPE, and items produced by women are marketed
  • Women have increased knowledge on how to start, finance and grow their own businesses and increased financial education
  • A support network of women mentors is created
  • Strategies for women’s economic empowerment and recovery, including those related to decent work as well as safe and healthy work environments, are supported, with a focus on women from the most vulnerable communities
  • Companies are supported to implement the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in their activity.
Cost: 
$ 1 500 000.00
Rural women’s economic Empowerment

Implementing UN entity: UNWOMEN, FAO

Government Counterpart: MEI, MHLSP, MARDE, ODIMM

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • Public authorities and civil society are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to develop and implement policies that help the women most affected by the COVID-19 crisis
  • Rural women and girls apply their skills to tackle economic opportunities, either by becoming self-employed or by joining the formal labour sector in Moldova
  • Women-owned and women-led businesses from rural areas benefit from crisis-related and WEPs training and receive financial support to start/grow and digitalize their businesses.
  • Rural women support each other throughout the COVID-19 recovery period and are empowered to participate in local planning and budgeting process
Cost: 
$ 3 000 000.00
Enhancing regional and sectoral innovation ecosystems through an innovation cluster approach

Implementing UN entity: UNIDO

Government Counterpart: MEI, ODIMM

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • The regulatory framework and policies are improved to strengthen the regional and sectoral innovation ecosystems
  • Adoption of the regional innovation cluster model is promoted– The development of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer (IET) platforms is supported
  • The internationalization of MSMEs is supported by increasing competitiveness, digital transformation and market access
  • Support is provided for the development of guidelines and mechanisms for the transparent and sustainable operation of the Fund for the Support of Digital Innovations and Technological Start-ups, created in accordance with the provisions of Law 77/2016, Article 15 paragraph (1) letter c)
Cost: 
$ 6 557 403.00
Facilitating the modernization and growth process of Moldovan MSMEs to ensure their competitiveness on both domestic and international markets

Implementing UN entity: UNIDO

Government Counterpart: MEI, ODIMM

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • Subcontracting and Partnership Exchange is established to increase institutional support for SME development
  • Profiling and matchmaking are conducted between Moldovan MSMEs and major buyers
  • MSME benchmarking and upgrading is conducted
  • Investment and export promotion for MSMEs are undertaken
Cost: 
$ 1 695 000.00
Improving the digitalization of the agriculture sector through the development of an online marketing platform

Implementing UN entity: FAO, UNWOMEN

Government Counterpart: MARDE

Timeframe for impact: Short (1-3 months)

Project outputs:

  • Online platforms for the marketing and distribution of the agriculture and food products to link buyers in the national and international markets with producers in Moldova are developed and functional
  • Women farmers are supported in digital marketing
Cost: 
$ 500 000.00
Supporting smallholder farms in Moldova to successfully overcome the negative effects of COVID-19 and the drought

Implementing UN entity: FAO (lead), ILO, UNWOMEN

Government Counterpart: MARDE

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

Project outputs:

  • Producer groups are created to consolidate production and marketing capacities
  • State institutions have the required tools to monitor and assess the drought situation
  • Matching grants and technical support are provided to smallholders, especially women/young women from the agro-sector
  • The Agriculture Stress Index is integrated into the current mechanism of weather and crop monitoring
Cost: 
$ 1 500 000.00
Climate Investment and Innovation Fund Programme in Moldova

Implementing UN entity: FAO (lead), ILO, IOM

Government Counterpart: MARDE

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • MARDE has strengthened capacity to promote climate-smart value-chain specialization and job creation
  • The Climate Investment and Innovation Fund (CIIF) is established and operational to facilitate value-chain development in rural areas
  • MSMEs, young people and women – notably migrants and their families and small farmers –have improved skills and technical capacities to establish and develop innovative green businesses

Co-funding: Public funding (MADRE): $ 2.3 M ($ 580,805); IFAD: $4 M

Cost: 
$ 8 200 000.00
Supporting the early economic and social recovery from COVID-19 in the Republic of Moldova through the inclusion of returning migrants and vulnerable households dependent on remittances

Implementing UN entity: IOM, ILO, UNDP, UNICEF, FAO

Government Counterpart: MHLSP, ODIMM, MECR, DRB, MARDE

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • The national social protection system is assessed, supported and capacitated at national and local levels in order to respond to the increase in the return of former Moldovan migrants
  • Relevant public employment services reach out to 10,000 individuals and provide innovative tools for the delivery of employment services, including the skills and re-qualification of returning migrants; digital, financial and entrepreneurial literacy are enhanced; the self-employment of skilled unemployed is promoted, including in the agriculture sector; and a digital marketplace platform is developed to facilitate the successful reintegration into the labour market of persons from the targeted groups
  • Small business support mechanisms are established or upgraded and 500 returning migrants are integrated into entrepreneurial activities as a result
  • Diaspora resources are mobilized for community recovery and development; local stakeholders, including local public authorities, local business communities and returnees, are empowered to jointly put in place post-crisis recovery measures; and 20,000 persons benefit from the implemented measures as a result
  • Safe and organized conditions are negotiated with three countries of destination of Moldovan migrants, facilitating the “re-migration” of up to 600 returnees facing hardship and unemployment upon return to Moldova
Cost: 
$ 3 570 000.00
Supporting green resilient recovery in the Republic of Moldova

Implementing UN entity: UNDP (lead), UN Women

Government Counterpart: MARDE, MoF, MEI, LPAs, ODIMM

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • The development of a greener, more resilient, healthier and prosperous low-carbon society is facilitated and enabled by the promotion of green and blue investment in the fair energy transition, green innovation technology, the circular economy and in financial mechanisms that will tackle climate related risks and hazards
  • Environmental standards and green fiscal stimulus packages are improved
  • Platforms, policies and regulatory frameworks for resilient societies are developed and implemented
  • Resilient and sustainable investments – activities with high greenhouse gas reduction potential – are promoted through innovative and smart-financing programmes, including equity, venture capital, business angel, crowdfunding, EPC, etc.
  • Capacity building measures and tools to achieve socio-ecological and resilient digital transformation are developed and implemented to connect innovation, education and research and ensure the delivery of environmental and energy services to the population at large, youth and vulnerable groups
  • Gender-based indicators are introduced in the green economy programmes . Green economy programmes of ODIMM assessed through a gender lens
  • Businesses are helped to identify greening opportunities, including with a gender perspective
Cost: 
$ 5 150 000.00
Valorizing the capital and entrepreneurial propensity of returning migrants and recipients of remittances through fostering access to finance, entrepreneurship and financial literacy, self-employment, knowledge on social innovation and community developme

Implementing UN entity: IOM, UNDP, FAO, ILO

Government Counterpart: MHLSP; MEI, MARDE, ODIMM, ANOFM

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • Self-employment of skilled unemployed persons is promoted through mentorship and guidance; start-up seed funding and support in testing alternative financing, including crowdfunding and crowd-investment; and support with creating, promoting and maintaining the platform/s of products and services to be provided online or offline by the self-employed
  • The economic empowerment of returning migrants and vulnerable persons who lost the income from remittances, recipients of remittances, as well as other groups impacted negatively by socio-economic factors related to COVID-19, is advanced through enhancing entrepreneurial and financial literacy, access to support infrastructure and small business set-up support
  • The knowledge and expertise of returning migrants is enhanced in agriculture, climate-resilient livelihoods and sustainable rural development through technical assistance, facilitating their access to information on opportunities of state and private funding programmes and capacity building on community development planning; with the Farmer Field School learning approach used to integrate migrants in rural communities and perform agriculture activities
  • Entrepreneurship and social innovation by young people is supported by the building of innovation support infrastructure, and promotion of the development and adoption of innovation-based practices and businesses
  • The safe and orderly migration of Moldovan nationals is enhanced through developed programmes for facilitating temporary labour (circular) migration, the adoption of ethical recruitment framework and practices, and implementation of identity management, health assessments and pre-departure orientation programmes
Cost: 
$ 3 750 000.00
Provision of inclusive entrepreneurial and education support for COVID-19 vulnerable groups (youth, women, unemployed, etc) by developing an innovative approach to social distancing infrastructure and programmes

Implementing UN entity: UNDP

Government Counterpart: MECR, Tekwill, Technical University

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • An ecosystem is created for ICT industry development to help enhance Moldova’s competitiveness
  • Vulnerable groups are supported to recover from the effects of COVID-19, and their skills are upgraded and aligned to the market’s needs
  • IT specialists from the Republic of Moldova have access to opportu-nity-driven educational and entrepreneurial online programmes
  • Substantial co-financing will be provided by the Technical University of Moldova, USAID and SIDA, in partnership with Tekwill (ICT Centre of Excellence)
Cost: 
$ 367 000.00
Total funds: $ 35 789 403.00
All agencies
UNFPA
IOM
UNICEF
UN Women
UNDP
WHO
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