The Republic of Moldova has registered significant development disparities affecting the rural areas which continue to increase due to unsolved structural problems of the country’s economy and government. In particular the provision of public services to the population of rural areas is unsatisfactory thus the main problem to be addressed by this project is: inability of rural communes to provide citizens with the necessary public services.
Besides addressing the problems directly at the local and rayon levels, complementary support is regarded necessary at the regional level (RDAs, RDCs) in order to strengthen regional planning and programming capacities for the preparation and implementation of investment measures in various technical sectors (energy efficiency, water/sanitation, and solid waste management).
To cope with these challenges, the GIZ project “Modernisation of local public services (MLPS)” supports Moldova in its efforts to improve local public service delivery in a more systematic way through improving Regional Operational Plans. In the scope of the expanded MLPS, the partner institutions are supported by:
Updating the National Strategy for Regional Development (NSRD);Updating regional development strategies with Regional Operational Plans on energy efficiency of public buildings, water and sanitation and solid waste management for the RDAs North, Centre and South;Developing a project pipeline of at least 90 investment project fiches (in the priority areas: energy efficiency of public buildings, water and sanitation and solid waste management);Developing capacities of local and regional administrations and development structures (i.e., the RDAs and RDCs).