Advancing Quality Education and Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All

Duration:2024 – 2027
Budget:US$10,817,000 ($4,938,748 managed by UNDP)
Donor:European Union
Beneficiaries:Ministry of Education and Research, students, teachers, school management, adult learners, local governments, education innovators 
Focus Area:Inclusive Growth
Partners:Ministry of Education and Research
Project Document:Advancing Quality Education and Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All

Project Summary:

During 2024 – 2027, UNDP and UNICEF jointly implement the project “Advancing quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all”, funded by the European Union. 

A better education system will lead to improved educational outcomes for children, and consequently higher rates of return to the individual and society, creating a skilled workforce for the rapidly growing demand for advanced cognitive skills, socio-emotional skills, and digital skills. The project is anchored into the national priorities set in the Development Strategy Education 2030 and is set to empower all stakeholders to contribute to the advancement of the quality of education through enhanced human capacities, upgraded learning environments, relevant lifelong opportunities, and increased digital literacy skills.  Under this joint project, UNDP will contribute to making the necessary improvements at the regional level, namely: to improve equitable access for all children to quality education, promoting the development of an inclusive, digital, and resilient society and upgrade of learning environments through renovation of infrastructures, to facilitate the development of the 21st century skills.


Contribute to human capital development in the Republic of Moldova, improving quality and relevance of education and lifelong learning opportunities for all, for better matching the labour market demands.

Expected results:

  • Lifelong learning opportunities for adults are enhanced and promoted, equipping adults with indispensable digital skills and support their empowerment in the digital age;
  • 10 model/aspirational schools modernized, including: improved learning process for STEEAM (science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurship, arts, and maths) subjects; teaching staff with enhanced capacities to integrate technology and new pedagogical approaches into their teaching practice; improved learning environment and teaching-learning conditions by setting up modern STEEAM learning spaces; and access to equipment and teaching-learning resources and support roadmaps for continuous development of digital learning space;
  • Strengthened STEEAM education, digital resources and skills of teachers improved; 
  • Pupils (boys and girls) from 10 aspirational/model schools benefit from improved learning processes and career orientation and advisory activities to support their early acquaintance with the labour market;
  • Facilitated accessibility of students from remote areas to the model/ aspirational schools through access to transportation means and development of an integrated national system for school bus management. 
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