USAID supports Moldova’s political transition by promoting good governance and strong democratic practices. Grassroots programs are building the capacity of local governments to plan, finance and manage infrastructure, municipal services, and energy-efficiency projects. USAID provides targeted support to the Government of Moldova with a focus on increasing the integrity, transparency, and accountability of the judicial system. Other programs are strengthening democracy in Moldova through support for more accountable political parties, active citizen engagement, sustainable civil society, and transparent electoral processes. USAID is also active in providing assistance to empower vulnerable women and people with disabilities to improve their social and economic welfare.
Moldova Civil Society Strengthening Program
October 2009 – October 2013
FHI Development 360 LLC.
The Moldova Civil Society Strengthening Program buttresses representative democracy in Moldova through support to a constituent-driven, sustainable civil society sector. The program provides on-site technical assistance to civil society to: (1) enhance the skills to effectively represent citizen interests; (2) improve governance and management; (3) strengthen organizational legal and fiscal frameworks; and (4) promote diversification of financial resources.
The Strengthening Political Accountability and Civic Engagement Program (SPACE-Moldova)
June 2012 – May 2016
National Democratic Institute (NDI)
The Strengthening Political Accountability and Civic Engagement Program (SPACE-Moldova) aims to improve the quality of political representation in Moldova by developing the accountability of political parties at the national and local levels to better represent citizens’ interests; strengthening pressure points to encourage parties to reform; expanding linkages between political parties and civic groups to increase demand for improved representation of the public interest by political parties and elected officials; and supporting the transparency of the electoral process. SPACE-Moldova works with both political parties and registered and unofficial civic groups, to provide incentives to political parties to serve as vehicles for sounding out citizen’s concerns in the political process and empower them to hold the political parties accountable for their activities.
Rule of Law Institutional Strengthening Program
March 2012 – March 2016
Checchi and Company Consulting Inc.
The Rule of Law Institutional Strengthening Program works to improve the organizational capacity, transparency and accountability of key justice sector institutions to guarantee the independence and increase the effectiveness and professionalism of the judiciary. The program (1) enhances the effectiveness, transparency and accountability of the Moldovan judiciary; (2) supports development of a professional judicial cadre; and (3) increases the capacity of civil society organizations to monitor and advocate for justice sector reform and improve public legal awareness.
Local Government Support Project
February 2012 – February 2016
Chemonics International, Inc.
The Local Government Support Project (LGSP) is working to improve local services in the country by helping local governments increase their ability to plan, finance and manage infrastructure, municipal services, and energy efficiency projects. The goal is to encourage decentralization and strengthen the linkages between local governments and citizens. The LGSP has three interrelated components: (1) improve municipal service delivery, including planning and service management quality and quantity; (2) increase the revenues available to local governments and improve financial management; (3) improve municipal energy efficiency at the rayon level.
Moldova People with Disabilities Support Project
September 2011 – September 2013
Centre of Legal Assistance for Persons with Disabilities
The Moldova People with Disabilities Support Project aims to increase the participation of people with disabilities in the social and economic development of Moldova. The project increases awareness among civil society organizations about the rights of people with disabilities and increases the knowledge of employers about employment rights and works directly with disabled persons to improve their job-seeking skills.
Last updated: November 25, 2013