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National response to COVID-19

As Moldova grapples with the evolving outbreak and its effects, our focus shifts to the growing development ramifications that cut across the economy, governance, and environment.

UNDP Moldova is supporting decision makers to look beyond the crisis towards recovery and 2030. Now is the opportunity to restart in a more thoughtful, environmental, and inclusive way.

UNDP Moldova is taking broad and fast action to support the government and communities, with an immediate focus on inclusive and multi-sectoral approach to crisis management and response and to assess impact of the crisis. 

Here are some of the ways we’re approaching recovery and shaping the path forward to maximize positive change for people and the planet.

Socio-economic impact of the pandemic crisis and recovery

UNDP is the socio-economic lead for the UN system on COVID-19 recovery and is implementing social and economic recovery strategies in countries across the world.

UNDP Moldova assessed socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 to support recovery of vulnerable groups and local businesses, drawing the way forward as part of an overall UN Socio-Economic Response.

With its presence on the ground on 2/3 of the territory and its partnerships with UN entities, development partners, private sector and business associations, UNDP Moldova is well positioned to conduct such an assessment using its inclusive development programming and capacities to use new types of data to build the needed evidence.

The assessment was prepared with national and international expertise, engaging members of the Task Force on Socio-economic Impact of COVID-19, led by UNDP on behalf of the UN Country Team, and in partnership with corporate citizens and business associations. The Task Force is comprised of UN entities and development partners and coordinated, and a synergetic approach is being ensured.

The conclusions and recommendations of socio-economic impact assessment were presented to the Government and to the public for consultations and will be used to develop post-COVID-19 recovery measures and programmes to safeguard the progress towards achieving the nationalized SDGs so far.

The National Bureau of Statistics, with support from UNDP and the World Bank, has included an additional module to the Household Budget Survey, dedicated to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

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