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Support of public administration in Moldova in implementation of the National Strategy of Regional Development of Moldova for 2016-2020

The cooperation between the Ministry of Development (MD) and the Ministry of Regional Development and Construction of Moldova (MRDC) is based on an agreement dated 18 February 2010. Previously, said cooperation took the form of expert meetings and participation in the Task Force for Moldova. In the years 2012-2015, the MD implemented four development projects. The first concerned the update of the regional development strategy and the methodology for the preparation and evaluation of infrastructure projects. This project was continued in 2013. The project implemented in 2014 focused on the development of samples of regional development instruments and projects that support the improvement of regional competitiveness. In 2015, Polish support was aimed at the preparation of the National Regional Development Strategy of Moldova for the years 2016-2020.

Support of public administration in Moldova in implementation of the National Strategy of Regional Development of Moldova for 2016-2020

The project of the Polish Ministry of Development provided for the support of their Moldovan partner in the implementation of the National Regional Development Strategy of Moldova (NRDSM) for the years 2016-2020. The project was a continuation of measures undertaken in 2015. The next step involved the preparation of the relevant public administration in Moldova for the implementation of the adopted regional policy, in accordance with the objectives and measures defined under the NRDSM. The project measures were to contribute to strengthening the institutional capacity of the public administration in Moldova to implement regional policy at the central, regional and local levels, in compliance with the rules and regulations in force in the EU. The effective rollout of regional policy reform in Moldova and its harmonisation with EU standards through the legal system and implementation of public policies depends, to a large extent, on the institutional capacity of that country’s public administration. The project aimed to strengthen that institutional capacity through the transfer of know-how and the formulation of recommendations and solutions for the development of public policies in the field of ​​regional development.

Support of public administration in Moldova in implementation of the National Strategy of Regional Development of Moldova for 2016-2020

The Project involved two advisory missions of Polish experts to Moldova: 26-30 June and 12-15 September. The meetings with the Polish delegation in Chișinău were attended by representatives of the MRDC, the Regional Development Agency and other public administration institutions and organisations involved in the planning and implementation of regional policy in Moldova.

On 26-30 September 2016, a training course in urban policy took place in Poland. This was divided into two parts: a study visit to Wroclaw and a workshop in Warsaw. On 26-27 September, the Moldovan delegation visited Wroclaw and took part in meetings with representatives of Wroclaw City Hall and participated in the International Divercity 2 Conference. On 28-30 September, a training course was held at the Ministry of Development (MD) in Warsaw.

Representatives of the MD and the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) paid a study visit to Unghenia on 4-7 December. The visit was divided into four parts: a meeting at the Swiss Cooperation Office in Chișinău, a meeting at the MRDC of Moldova summarising the 2016 project, a study visit to the city of Ungheni and a meeting with the mayors of various Moldovan cities, and a meeting at the MRDC on further cooperation in the field of ​​regional development in the coming years.

As part of the project, a number of documents were prepared, including:

  • a report and a set of analytical papers relating to the update of the document entitled “Public policy proposal on urban development in the Republic of Moldova;”
  • recommendations regarding the creation of an urban policy implementation system within the framework of Moldova’s regional policy;
  • a summary of workshops on urban policy and building partnerships between cities;
  • an advisory report;
  • a final evaluation report.

The project also enabled the publication of a work “Regional development policy in Moldova and the Polish experience.” Its aim was to present the process of regional policy development in Moldova in the context of changes taking place in the country as well as Polish participation in the process.

The project received substantive support from a specially appointed team of experts, including Prof. Dr hab. Jacek Szlachta, Head of the Expert Team, Head of the School of Regional and Spatial Development of SGH; Dr Maciej Borsa of the School of Regional and Spatial Development of SGH, Department of Regional and Local Development; Dr Paulina Legutko-Kobus, School of Regional and Spatial Development of SGH, Department of Regional and Local Development; Dr Ewa Jastrzębska, School of Regional and Spatial Development of SGH, Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Economics; Dr Aleksandra Jadach-Sepioło, School of Urban Innovation of SGH.