Joint Integrated Local Development Programme

Project Summary

 people at the marketplace
The Programme promotes stronger communities, access to quality services, and people's active participation in taking decisions. Photo: UNDP

The Joint Integrated Local Development Programme (JILDP) is the main partner of the Government of the Republic of Moldova in the implementation of the decentralisation reform, which promotes local government autonomy and ensures that all people, particularly the most vulnerable, have access to quality public services.

Project goals:

  1. Improve the legal and policy framework to ensure local government autonomy, availability and more efficient management of local resources;
  2. Build the capacity of the local public administration to provide efficient and accessible public services while ensuring sustainable development and social inclusion.


  1. Policy and legal frameworks to support autonomous, efficient and financially-sustainable LPAs developed and implemented:
  • A new local finance system was approved by Parliament and will enter into force in 2015 ensuring fiscal decentralisation and providing municipalities with more funds for local development;
  • Sectoral decentralisation strategies were developed and approved in the field of social protection, education, culture, youth and sports, water and sanitation, waste management and natural resources; a new bill on clarifying and registering local and central public property developed; a methodology for clarification of competences of the local and central authorities in providing public services was developed;
  • An LPA evaluation methodology was developed and approved to help assess the capacities of local public authorities;
  • Central coordinating bodies (State Chancellery, Parity Commission, Parliamentary Commission and other government agencies) and selected local public administrations were trained to better implement the decentralisation reform.

2. Create viable models of operational local governments; strengthened capacities of communities to deliver better services to all:

  • Local government officials from 30 communities trained and supported to better respond to the needs of women and men, particularly the most vulnerable;
  • Improved public services are now available to people in 20 JILDP communes which include public lighting, better waste management, sports and entertainment facilities for youth, covered sites for local farmers’ markets, and others;
  • The inter-municipal cooperation mechanism was piloted in 10 clusters of communities; new IMC regulations were approved by the Government to help scale up this approach.


Donors 2013 2014
Government of Denmark $2,289.022 2,501,405
Government of Sweden $311,642  -  
UNDP $180,000 65,000
UN Women   $82,710
Focus Area:
Inclusive Development
Project Manager:
Mihai Roscovan,
Local and central public authorities, academia, civil society
News Digest
Joint Integrated Local Development Programme News Digest, No 2

It covers the most relevant Joint Integrated Local Development Programme activities and results for April – May  2014.

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