Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform
MOLDOVA - Country Specific Programmes for Capacity building†
Activity in 2012
The Centre provided technical expertise to the Moldovan Government to prepare the Decentralisation Strategy, which was adopted in April 2012.
A new round of the Best Practices Programme (BPP) started in October 2012 in northern, southern and central Republic of Moldova and in Chisinau for promoting the best practices competition and will continue in 2013. The programme will be implemented in 2013, and municipalities will be selected to receive BP awards. A High Level National Ceremony will be organised to deliver the awards and ensure the promotion of the best practices identified.
Activity in 2011
An Award Ceremony of the Best Practice Programme was organised in January 2011 to celebrate and disseminate the Award-winning practices
Awareness-raising activities organised such as the organisation of open days in winning municipalities, publication online of short-listed applications, updating of the website etc.
Activity in 2010
Fourth round of Best Practice Programme for Local Authorities in Moldova
This programme was implemented in 2010, following the success of the 2008 programme, with one year break. The programme has become very popular in Moldova; its sustainability, although desired by all stakeholders, is still not secured from domestic sources.
Ministry for Regional Development and Constructions.
local economic development;
strategic management of local communities.
A brochure, including an application form, was prepared and sent to all local authorities.
The Selection Panel received 37 applications for the Best Practice status and shortlisted 12 of them.
It organised study visits during December 2010 to the shortlisted municipalities and
Selected the six best practices to receive the Award and status.
One local authority was nominated to receive the Extraordinary Award.
The Steering Group examined the procedure and endorsed the proposal of the Selection Panel on 4 March 2010.
An Award Ceremony is planned for 12 April 2011 to celebrate and disseminate the Award-winning practices.
Dissemination activities include at the moment publication of all practice on the website
Best Practice Programme, National Training Strategy, Public Ethics Benchmarking
Three rounds of the Best Practice Programme were implemented with a significant success in 2006-2008.
The National Training Strategy programme was implemented in partnership with the Moldovan Academy for Public Administration.
A Public Ethics Benchmarking Programme was implemented in 2007-2008.
Website on capacity building in local government in Moldova: