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Increasing the powers of the Moldovan's institutions responsible for regional development

Sustainable regional development is an imperative for the Moldovan government. Development in all policy areas should concern the regions, and it is important that public authorities find solutions and integrate sectors, regions and regional policies to ensure coherence of actions to enhance development. Continuous training in strategic planning is one of the main factors in ensuring coherence, consistence and durability of efforts related to regional development in Moldova.

The Public Administration Academy (PAA) under the President of Moldova will be a partner to the project, being the most important higher-education institution in Moldova training public administration staff. The selection of the PAA for task execution results from the strategic role played by the academy in shaping public opinion in Moldova. The academy is described as a national centre for blueprinting government policy in the field of public administration, preparing staff and providing scientific and methodological background for public authority bodies. In the academy, draft strategic solutions are prepared in many fields of policy and administration.

The National Decentralisation Strategy (NDS), drawn up with UN support, points to the PAA as a leading institution responsible for the preparation and implementation of reform. In 2009, a program of reforms was initiated to strengthen democracy, the market economy, the rule of law and convergence with the EU. The political situation and the vision of reforms towards adjustment to EU norms open up new prospects for cooperation between local and regional governments of the EU and Moldova.

In 2010, the government of Moldova adopted the “Rethink Moldova” programme, containing a strategic vision for reforms in key areas, and outlining the priorities of development based on three pillars: responsible governance, repair and development of the economy, and investment in human capital. Moreover, the government of Moldova recognises cooperation with the EU in regional policy as a priority. In the course of implementation of instruments of the European Neighbourhood Policy, due to the small area of the country, all of Moldova, along with its local and regional governments, qualifies for projects financed under cross-border partnerships. In the work programme of the government of Moldova entitled “European integration: freedom, democracy, welfare,” decentralisation of authority and local self-government are regarded to be the strategic priorities.

The aim of the government of Moldova is to carry through administrative and fiscal decentralisation, upgrade actions to maintain financial equilibrium and allocation of funds at the local and regional levels, as well as strengthening the administrative capacity of public authorities below the national level. In 2010, a special parliamentary commission was established to deal with amendment and realignment of the legal framework related to decentralisation and strengthening of local self-government, with close observance of the principles of the European Local Self-Government Charter. The achievement of these intentions is feasible only with improved work quality of officials, achieved through prompt response to the changing training needs. Striving towards the most effective way of supporting the Moldovan administration, the project will provide a systemic scheme that ensures a durable effect also after the project has been completed, through the establishment of the Strategic Development Centre as a unit capable of promptly responding to changes and needs, leading to improvements in knowledge and skills of the Moldovan administration staff in the field of reform of public institutions, particularly in drawing up and implementing strategies. Study visits and training for staff of the Ministry of Regional Development and Construction (MRDC) and local governments are a response to the need for training of the Moldovan administration in the creation and implementation of strategies at both the central and local levels, taking into consideration equality and good governance.

Increasing the powers of the Moldovan's institutions responsible for regional development

The main aim of the project is professionalisation of central and local government administration in Moldova and improving capacity in drawing up own strategies combined with implementation of actions therefrom.

The project aims to support the Moldovan administration in its preparation for the challenges related to the country’s reform and European integration, through the creation of the Strategic Development Centre (SDC) under the Public Administration Academy (PAA), responsible for professional training of administration staff and training staff of the Ministry of Regional Development and Construction (MRDC) in the creation of strategies as well as local-government representatives in the preparation and implementation of local strategies.

Under the project, an institution capable of promptly and effectively responding to the changing training needs of the Moldovan administration will be established.

Increasing the powers of the Moldovan's institutions responsible for regional development

Implementation of the project will result in the following:

  1. Training eight Moldovan scientists for the preparation of the SDC and for conducting educational actions in Moldova.
  2. Eight Moldovan administration representatives will become familiar with the project details and become acquainted with the Polish experiences in European integration.
  3. Drawing up the SDC strategy with the use of Polish experience, training eight Moldovan administration representatives in how to implement the strategy. Transferring information on the SDC to all administration levels in Moldova.
  4. Preparation of 100 officials for implementing the strategy, organisation of a conference for 100 participants.