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 decentralization and providing municipalities with more funds for local development;
  • Sectorial decentralization 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 decentralization 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 received extensive training and support to better respond to the needs of women and men, particularly the most vulnerable;
  • Improved public services are now available to people in 30 JILDP communes. These include: public lighting, better waste management, sports and entertainment facilities for youth, covered sites for local farmers’ markets, and others;
  • Entrepreneurs in 30 communities were supported in the development of existing businesses and startups through training, business plans and grants. This has enhanced sustainable local economic development;
  • The e-government system was promoted and implemented locally by research and implementation of e-services in 30 JILDP target communities;
  • The inter-municipal cooperation mechanism was applied developed and piloted. 10 inter-municipal projects were supported. New IMC regulations were approved by the Government to 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


2013 $764,185
2014 $2,254,008
Focus Area:
Inclusive Development
Project Manager:
Mihai Roscovan,
Local and central public authorities, academia, civil society
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