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Effective governance

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Our intervention

UNDP works towards democratic and accountable governance, focusing on two critical dimensions: laying down the institutional bedrock, and ensuring men and women’s voices are heard. As the whole governance structure is facing public pressure due to its limited accountability, UNDP works to promote Parliament’s openness to people’s needs, to ensure inclusive and transparent electoral processes, to establish effective corruption prevention measures, to reform the justice system, to ensure better protection and promotion of human rights, and to bring forward a higher and fairer representation of women in decision-making.

Justice and human rights

UNDP has supported the Republic of Moldova in developing policies and strategies that aim to ensure respect for and protection of human rights and an effective and accessible justice system, with a focus on gender equality, non-discrimination, torture and ill treatment, domestic violence, human trafficking, access to justice and social inclusion of people with disabilities. Assistance is being provided for the implementation of police reform in Moldova, with a special focus on the development of the community police. Steps have been made to reduce the incidence of human rights violations, particularly torture. Advice is being provided on the elaboration of the new National Human Rights Action Plan for 2017–2021, as well as on its monitoring and implementation mechanism. The Government is receiving further support on the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Parliamentary development 

With UNDP support, the Parliament’s transparency will be strengthened further by the e-Parliament system, engagement in the Open Parliament initiative, implementation of the Anti-Corruption Action Plan and operationalization of the National Chapter of the Global Organisation of Parliaments against Corruption. UNDP will continue to support the Parliament’s capacities in regard to the EU legal approximation, comprehensive oversight of policy implementation, the respect of human rights and gender mainstreaming. Men and women will now have more opportunities to express their views and needs, and to hold MPs accountable through the Parliament’s Regional Offices, regular public hearings and by using the opportunities for engagement that will be offered by the new Parliament website.

Electoral processes

UNDP has worked in partnership with the Central Electoral Commission and the Centre for Continuous Elections Training, leading to more professional, inclusive and transparent elections, consistent integration of gender and human rights in the activity of electoral bodies and electoral processes and improved trust of voters. The e-elections system has removed the possibilities for multiple voting and have ensured immediate transmission of preliminary results. Further targeted assistance will be provided by UNDP in relation to: achieving the next-level State Register of Voters, which will be based on the interoperability of population and address registers through the M-connect system; to the implementation of the Law on Political Party Finance, making key steps in the fight against political corruption; and to further enhancing access to the vote, and providing electoral information to voters.

Public administration reform

Jointly with other United Nations entities UNDP is now strengthening the focus on accelerating the complex public administration and decentralization reforms, moving from policy and legislative formulation to improving systems and capacities for effective and affordable public service delivery. UNDP is supporting stronger, more open and transparent public administration at all levels, that are able to deliver their services efficiently and ensure equal opportunities to all people, with a particular focus on women and the vulnerable.

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