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  • 22 Jan 2015
    Four mayoralties in Hincesti have solved the problem of road maintenance and snow removal

    The mayoralties of Ciuciuleni, Dragusenii Noi, Pascani and Secareni (Hincesti) have joined forces and are able to solve together the problem of road maintenance and snow removal.

  • 12 Dec 2014
    Applying design thinking tools and techniques for public services reengineering

    Approximatively 27 public servants, involved in reengineering of public services, participated in a workshop organised by MiLab – Moldova Innovation Lab, with the support of State Chancellery and with the experts of MindLab - Danish cross governmental innovation unit. MiLab, established by UNDP Moldova and E-Government Centre, acts as a multilateral platform serving to engage different actors from public, private and non-profit domains to seek and experiment with innovative approaches to the society’s problems.

  • 09 Dec 2014
    Pupils and teachers discussed solutions to break the corruption chain in the education system

    On December 9, the International Anticorruption Day which is marked annually on December 9, young people and teachers from 22 high-schools from the Republic of Moldova got together in Chisinau to identify ways of fighting negative phenomena that generate corruption in schools, such as informal payments, favoritism, plagiarism, cheating, and absenteeism. Assisted by several youth and students’ organizations – the National Youth Council, the Y-Peer Network, the Foundation for Advancement of Moldova, they used innovative tools such as thematic games, social theater and others to formulate their ideas and solutions on fighting corruption in the education system.

  • 05 Dec 2014
    Green Energy Sector Champions awarded at Moldova Eco-Energetica 2014 Ceremony

    More than one thousand promoters of renewables and energy efficiency got together at Moldova Eco-Energetica ceremony today to celebrate the remarkable achievements and award the Champions of the Green Energy Sector in 2014. A total of 14 successful projects in using and promoting green energy and energy efficiency, 5 companies developing eco-responsible technologies have been handed trophies while one eco-responsible project idea receiving funding from a commercial bank with the Government being the guarantor for the transaction.

  • 28 Nov 2014
    “Modern School” Challenge: Development of life competences to be discussed through an innovative online platform

    An online „Modern School” Challenge launched today by the Social Innovation Hub – MiLab with the support of Ministry of Education, E-Government Centre and Moldcell will allow everyone in Moldova to contribute with ideas and solutions to resolve a problem in education area. The Social Innovation Hub – MiLab, established by UNDP Moldova and E-Government Centre, acts as a multilateral platform which engages different actors from public, private and non-profit sectors to seek and experiment with innovative approaches to the society’s problems.

  • 20 Nov 2014
    2014 National Human Development Report: the private sector in Moldova can "ensure a faster ascent on the tree of modernization"

    The National Human Development Report (NHDR) 2014 launched today highlights the role of the private sector in Moldova’s human development. It reveals that a strong private sector is key to the country’s sustainable human development and that companies are able to thrive only in a society that enjoys welfare.

  • 05 Nov 2014
    New modern and standardized electoral equipment to make elections in Moldova more inclusive

    The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) has for the first time standardized electoral equipment for polling stations for the parliamentary elections of 30 November. CEC organized today a presentation of new materials and equipment purchased from funds provided by Moldova and the Government of Norway within UNDP’s Moldova Democracy Programme. The total cost of the equipment which includes 6,940 secret voting booths and 10,000 ballot boxes and other election materials, including for people with special needs, is US$ 436.270.

  • 29 Oct 2014
    Competition for eco-responsible companies and ideas launched to promote innovative and efficient technologies

    The Award Competiton of Eco-Responsible Companies advancing innovative and efficient technologies and the Fair for Funding the Eco-Responsible Project Ideas in the area of Renewables and Energy Efficiency were launched on 28 October 2014 at a public event conducted at the Greenhouse located in Onitcani Village, Criuleni District.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    UN Day highlights people’s participation in community development, inclusion and healthy lifestyle

    Together with the First Lady Margareta Timofti and people of the community of Sangereii-Noi, the United Nations in the Republic of Moldova marked today the 69th anniversary of the Organization underscoring that all people have the right to live in peace and dignity.

  • 16 Oct 2014
    European Union supports the launch of 30 businesses and creation of 100 new jobs in the biofuel sector

    30 businesses have been launched and developed further, and circa 100 new jobs have been created in the biofuel manufacturing sector thanks to the Leasing Programme implemented by the Energy and Biomass Project over the period 2012-2014.

  • 13 Oct 2014
    Transparency Week promotes people participation in local administration

    Over 30 communities in 17 districts of the Republic of Moldova will promote people’s participation in drafting and approval of local budgets during the Transparency Week, organized by the State Chancellery with the support of the Joint Integrated Local Development Programme (JILDP), implemented by UNDP and UN Women, with the financial support of the Government of Denmark.

  • 02 Oct 2014
    EU-supported restoration of degraded pastures in Orhei National Park will help improve people's lives in the region

    Mayors of 12 municipalities of the Orhei National Park signed today grant agreements for projects aimed at restoring unproductive pastures on 35 sectors with a total area of 472 ha. The total amount of grants, provided in the framework of the Clima-East project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is 185.110 Euro.

  • 18 Sep 2014
    EU-supported civil society initiatives helped improve the lives of over 14,000 people on both banks on the Nistru River

    European Union provided more than 1.3 million Euro over the past two years for joint initiatives of civil society organizations on both banks of the Nistru River which helped improve the lives of more than 14,000 people. The data was presented today in the largest conference which brought together NGOs from both banks of the Nistru, organized by the EU-UNDP “Support Confidence Building Measures” Programme.

  • 16 Sep 2014
    Better interaction between Parliament and people is key for democracy in Moldova

    The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova launched today its fourth constituency office which aims to foster better interaction and communication between MPs and people from various regions of the country. Earlier, with the support of UNDP’s Moldova Democracy Programme, funded by the Government of Sweden, similar offices have been opened in Comrat, Edineț și Leova.

  • 15 Sep 2014
    E-nomination platform to promote women leaders in Moldova

    The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the news portal Unimedia launched today the platform to promote women who have leadership skills and are successful in various sectors but are not very known in Moldova.

  • 10 Sep 2014
    An innovative platform to facilitate discussions on development scenarios of the Republic of Moldova

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the independent think tank Expert-Grup, launched an online survey to discuss and generate proposals for a long-term prosperous and equitable development of the Republic of Moldova.

  • 04 Sep 2014
    Career Development Centre in Cahul to foster entrepreneurship and employment

    Career Development Centre in Cahul is the third centre opened in Moldova to provide the unemployed, emigrants returned home and graduates of various educational institutions necessary training and assistance in finding employment in Moldova.

  • 04 Sep 2014
    Schools and kindergartens to report about the purchase of biofuel to the Energy Efficiency Agency

    Public institutions connected to biomass heating systems shall ensure the procurement of high quality biomass fuel for the cold season and report the information on their readiness status for the new heating season to the Energy Efficiency Agency.

  • 25 Aug 2014
    Deprivation index of rural communities adjusted to policy framework in Moldova

    Representatives of the central and local authorities, National Bureau of Statistics, civil society, academia and development partners participated today in the round table „ Small Areas Deprivation Index: Relevance, Use and Methodological Review” organized by the Ministry of Economy in cooperation with the National Bureau of Statistics in the framework of the UN Programme “Strengthening the national statistical system”.

  • 19 Aug 2014
    Organic farming can help Moldova overcome sustainable development challenges

    Development of organic agriculture and greening of conventional farming can help Moldova respond to economic and environmental challenges, and ensure its sustainable development.