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Project Start date: 1 JAN 2013
Project End date: 31 DEC 2015
JP Moldova JILDP Phase 2 - Reports
JP Moldova JILDP Phase 2 - Key Documents
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) have established a Joint Programme (JP) entitled “Joint Integrated Local Development Programme (JILDP)” in Moldova.
This third phase of the JILDP is based on the lessons learnt of the 1st and 2nd phases implemented in 2006-2009 and 2009-2012, respectively.
Despite of some successes Moldova has achieved over the last few years ,the progress towards the goal of gender equality and women’s empowerment still trails conspicuously behind. Women continue to be underrepresented in decision making, being unable to enjoy equal access to services, employment and other opportunities particularly at the local level. Patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes perpetuate the subordinate position of women in the family and in society and limit their participation in public and political life. Certain groups of women face additional forms of discrimination, social exclusion and marginalization based on additional grounds such as race, ethnic or religious identity, disability, or other factors that make them particularly vulnerable.
The Overall Objective of the Programme is to support better and equitable service provision and sustainable local development, facilitated by the improved legal and institutional framework resulting from the implementation of the National Decentralization Strategy.
The Immediate Objectives are:
- To support the Government in improving the policy and legal framework as mandated by the National Decentralization Strategy to ensure local autonomy, availability of resources, and more effective local management for better and equitable service provision.
- To improve the capacity of Local Public Administration (LPAs) to deliver efficient, equitable and accessible local public services, to facilitate sustainable development and foster social inclusion.
Both areas of the programme underline the national ownership and strengthening capacities at the local level to speed up economic recovery, reduce poverty and inequality, and ultimately supporting the achievement of the MDGs. The Programme interventions will continue to apply a human rights-based approach, gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment, in line with national development priorities and MDG targets for 2015, while responding to the challenges of European Union integration driven reform.
The Joint Programme is using a pass-through funding modality and is administered by the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in accordance with its financial regulations and rules.
The new phase of the Programme targets two inter-related Components, as follows:
Component 1: Policy Framework Support for the Implementation of the Decentralization Strategy
Under this component, the Programme will support the Government in the implementation of fiscal decentralization policies, in improving the territorial-administrative structure of the country, and in clarifying the competences in key sectors for LPAs. In addition, the Programme will work to strengthen the capacity of the Government to carry out the reform by partnering with key local institutions like APA, CALM and CSOs.
Component 2: Viable models of operational LPAs supported-in line with changes brought by Decentralization Strategy
Under this component, the interventions at the local level will aim at developing models of operational local governments - ‘champions of change’ - by providing support to implement changes in the operation and structure of local governments in line with the changes brought by the Decentralization strategy. JILDP will assist LPAs in improving their capacity and operations, will support target communities and their local authorities to provide quality public services to achieve sustainable economic and social development, in the main areas affected by the Decentralization strategy. The quality of life of local communities as well as empowerment of the most vulnerable women and men, will be increased through further support to implementation of community projects using innovative tools such as inter-municipal cooperation, private-public partnerships and e-governance, among others, to serve as best examples of decentralized arrangements for service provision at local level. These models will serve as a basis for future scaling-up at the national level.
The Programme will be managed at the highest level by a Programme Board. The Programme Board will be chaired by the State Chancellery and will have the following members: Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education, Ministry Labour, Social Protection and Family, Ministry of Regional Development and Construction, 2 representatives of LPAs (1st and 2nd tiers), UNDP, UN Women and donor representatives as observers.
The Programme Board will be responsible for taking decisions on proposals and recommendations put forward by any of its members, or jointly by the participating agencies through the Inter-Agency Coordination Committee. It shall discuss and decide upon specific Programme implementation issues, ensuring optimal achievement of results, facilitating cooperation between relevant partners and stakeholders (public and private), and ensuring continuous and effective communication and coordination between the Programme and its beneficiaries.
An Inter-Agency Coordination Committee will provide recommendations and proposals to the Programme Board. It will comprise of representatives participating UN agencies and the donors. The main objective of the Inter-Agency Coordination Committee will be to facilitate effective implementation and coordination of the Programme.
A Project Management Team will ensure results-based project management and successful implementation of the project, close monitoring and evaluation of project progress, observance of procedures, transparency and efficient use of funds, quality of works, and involvement of national and local stakeholders, and beneficiary communities in the decision-making processes. The Programme Advisory Group will provide substantive advice for an effective and quality implementation and coordination of the project. It will be made up of Line Ministries, Academy of Public Administration, Congress of Local Authorities, representatives of donors active in the sector, Civil Society, Regional Development Agencies, and other relevant programs.
The JILDP is implemented jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), (collectively referred as the “Participating UN Organizations”) using a pass-through funding modality. The programmatic and financial accountability rests with the Participating UN Organisations.
The Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) serves as the Administrative Agent (AA). The AA is responsible for, receiving, administering and managing contributions from donors; disburse funds to Implementing Partners, based on PMC approved work plans, consolidating annual and final financial reports; transmit annual/final Consolidated Reports to donors through the PMC.
Participating Organizations are required to submit final year-end expenditures by April 30 in the following year; Interim expenditure figures are submitted on a voluntary basis and therefore current year figures are not final until the year-end expenditures have been submitted.
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Administrative Agent Issues in Moldova
JP Contact person: Valeria Ieseanu, Programme Analyst Local and Regional Development Portfolio, firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Agent issues in the country of the JP: Narine Sahakyan, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, email@example.com
Administrative Agent Issues in New York
Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office), Bureau for Management Services, United Nations Development Programme; Fax: +1 212 906 6990;