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Participants of the International Conference on State Financing for CSOs discuss ways to improve cooperation.
Participants of the International Conference on State Financing for CSOs discuss ways to improve cooperation mechanisms with the Moldovan Government and Parliament.
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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.


Current activities:

Moldova Partnerships for Sustainable Civil Society project (MPSCS) 
December 2013 – October 2018
FHI Development 360 LLC.

The purpose of Moldova Partnerships for Sustainable Civil Society project (MPSCS) is to improve the capacity of civil society in Moldova to represent citizens’ interests, influence policymaking and sustain the sector’s democratic role for the future. PSCS will strengthen Moldovan Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), CSO networks, and engagement between CSOs and host government to contribute to a more vibrant and effective civil society sector in Moldova. The project also supports civil society organizations in raising awareness and educating citizens about European Union (EU) and EU integration.

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.


Telenesti Rehabilitation and Construction of Water Network, Sewage and Water Treatment Plant Project
Regional Development Center
May 2014 - April 2015

The project will improve the quality of citizens from Telenesti town and  neighboring villages of Mihalasa and Inesti, by improving the environment and access to water through energy efficient waste water treatment plant and extension of the sewerage system to surrounding villages. The following results are expected: 1) improved management of public sewerage services provided to 11,300 inhabitants where the project is implemented; 2) improved conditions for investment in the region due to improved infrastructure; 3) pollution in the Ciulucul and Raut rivers will be reduced by stopping sewage drainage into the river. 4) improved energy efficiency and reduced energy costs for the city.

Novateca – The Global Libraries Program in Moldova
January 2014 - January 2019

Novateca – the Global Libraries Program in Moldova – is designed to increase opportunities for wide scale public access to information and communication technologies through the existing public library network. The project will first network with a wide range of library stakeholders and then provide training to librarians, and pilot public access to Internet and computers in more than 50 public libraries in Moldova while creating five regional training centers to train over 100 librarians to use the full potential of new technological resources for the benefit of their communities. The program is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through support from USAID.

Children in Moldova Are Cared for in Safe and Secure Families
Partnership for Every Child Moldova
January 2014 - June 2017

The project goal is to improve the safety, well-being and development of highly vulnerable children, particularly those who are living without adequate family care. It will consolidate the results of the previous USAID-funded project " Protecting children in Moldova from family separation, violence, abuse, neglect & exploitation” and create opportunities for national expansion and replication. The project will provide support to the national and local authorities to develop a holistic system for strengthening and preserving family care and for alternative family-based care of children by engaging with various stakeholders to build capacities, strengthen coordination, build services, and win public support to child care reform.


The United States Government, through USAID, is partnering with the 10 “Emerging Donor” countries (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia) to co-fund projects in Eurasia and the Balkans.  This will enable the recipient countries to benefit from the successful experiences of the Emerging Donors in their democratic and economic transitions. 

Information Center and Small Project Fund umbrella project for Local Authorities in Moldova
Polish Solidarity Fund
July 2014 – June 2016

The Information Center and Small Project Fund umbrella project for Local Authorities in Moldova supported by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and USAID, implemented in partnership with the Solidarity Fund from Poland aims to build institutional capacity of regional and local authorities and civil society organizations (CSOs) to support regional and local development. The project will support the functioning of the already established Information Center for Local Authorities (ICLA) and provide services to help Moldovan regional and local authorities, as well as CSOs, identify local needs, design projects, find partners and/or donors for those projects, and monitor project implementation at the regional/local level. In addition, a Small Project Fund will be set up to allow Moldovan local public authorities to compete for grants to address issues related to governance and development in their communities.

Last updated: March 09, 2016

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