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  • 22 May 2013
    3 000 school students are familiar with renewable energy sources and energy efficiency

    As many as 3 000 children from the Republic of Moldova know how to make use of the renewable energy sources and are familiar with the secret of energy savings. Next week, the school students of Grades VII and VIII, representing 64 Moldovan schools, will complete their school year, during which they learned about renewables and energy efficiency. The educational initiative on renewable energy and energy efficiency is carried out under the EU-UNDP funded Energy and Biomass Project.

  • 21 May 2013
    Behavioural science and development: How about some practical examples?

    I told you about our foray into behavioural economics and invited you to join – and I even gave you some homework. Now I want to offer some examples of what behavioural economics looks like in practice, in the hope of starting to think about how we can apply it to our work. (Keeping in mind that there is some criticism of the approach too.)

  • 10 May 2013
    Confidence as key subject of a survey

    It was “weighted”, “measured”, “defined” and suggested as solution for improving people’s life. It is about confidence. A survey determining the level of confidence between the people from the both sides of the River Nistru was undertaken for the first time in Moldova by the “Novii Vek” Center from Tiraspol and “Community Initiative for Democratization and Counseling” from Chisinau, with the financial assistance of the Joint UNDP-EU “Support to Confidence Building Measures” Programme. More details about the respective analysis are pointed out in the interview with Elena Bubcova, President of the Independent Center of Analytical Surveys “Novii Vek”.

  • 30 Apr 2013
    School and kindergarten from Tareuca Village have biomass heating system installed as an alternative to the natural gas heating system

    The school and the kindergarten from Tareuca Village, Resina Rayon have their energy security ensured. Both institutions have modern pellet-fired heating plants installed within their facilities. Next winter the village school and kindergarten will be heated based on fuel produced locally, among the beneficiaries being more than 230 children and the staff.

  • 29 Apr 2013
    First Concert powered by Solar Energy was organised in Chisinau

    The First Concert powered by Solar Energy in the Republic of Moldova ”Sun Da-i Fest” took place in Chisinau on Sunday, 28 April 2013.

  • 15 Apr 2013
    Modern biomass boilers to become more affordable in Moldova

    More than 600 families will be able to purchase modern biomass boilers, after the procurement costs will be partially covered by European funds. The Government, with the support of the EU-UNDP Energy and Biomass Project, is launching today a Programme which will offer, under more favourable terms, biomass boilers to households.

  • 12 Apr 2013
    Other eight localities from the security zone will renovate their social institutions

    Eight localities from the security zone will renovate their social institutions with the assistance provided by the UNDP-EU “Support to Confidence Building Measures” Programme. These localities were selected following the second round of the competition of social infrastructure projects, which was carried out by the UNDP-EU Programme in December 2012 – January 2013.

  • 10 Apr 2013
    UNDP supports the Republic of Moldova in reporting on UN Convention against Corruption

    National Anticorruption Centre (NAC) launched a self-assessment of the achievements in the area of anti-corruption after Moldova joined the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in 2007. The self-assessment consists of an analysis of the compliance of Moldova’s national anti-corruption legislation, systems, policies, and institutions with UNCAC requirements. Various stakeholders such as Ministries of Justice, Finance, Internal Affairs, Customs Service, Parliament, as well as representatives of civil society and private sector will be involved in this exercise.

  • 05 Apr 2013
    UN calls for accelerated action with 1,000 days to go on Millennium Development Goals

    The United Nations and its partners are today marking the milestone of 1,000 days to the end of 2015 – the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • 28 Mar 2013
    Businesspeople from both sides of the Nistru River learn from Germany's experience

    To develop innovative business with German accuracy.This is the intention of 20 economic entities from the both banks of the Nistru River, after coming back from a study visit to Germany, organized in the framework of the Joint UNDP-EU “Support to Confidence Building Measures” Programme. Some participants have already negotiated collaboration contracts with German companies in to the area of environmentally friendly agriculture.

  • 25 Mar 2013
    Businesses from the left bank of the River Nistru familiarized with Moldovan tax legislation

    20 businesses from the left bank of the Nistru River learned more about the Republic of Moldova’s fiscal legislation during a working session organized in Ribnita by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Moldova (CCI), with the support of the UNDP-EU “Support to Confidence Building Measures” Programme.

  • 21 Mar 2013
    Confidence brings changes for better in Moldova

    Natalia Podolean works hard to be able to bring up her son. For the sake of her 10 year-old boy she came to “Apriori” Centre, a nongovernmental organization in Tiraspol, which with UNDP-EU support provides free legal and psychosocial counseling to vulnerable persons from the eastern region of the Republic of Moldova, the so-called Transnistrian region.

  • 19 Mar 2013
    The Republic of Moldova is hosting a workshop on International Statistical Classifications

    Representatives of 14 national statistical offices from CIS countries, Mongolia and Georgia, as well as specialists of the central public authorities of the country and international experts in statistics, gathered in Chisinau in the framework of an workshop on international statistical classifications. The event is hosted by the National Bureau of Statistics of Moldova and organised by the United National Statistics Division (UNSD), in cooperation with the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the statistical office of European Union (Eurostat).

  • 18 Mar 2013
    A Moldovan Business Mission will visit the Czech Republic, Poland, and Romania to get acquainted with their experience in Manufacturing Biomass Boilers

    A Moldovan Business Mission is visiting several European countries during March 18-29 to get acquainted with their experience in manufacturing and assembling modern biomass-fired boilers. The Business Mission is a joint initiative of the EU-UNDP funded Moldova Energy and Biomass Project and of the Energy Efficiency Agency.

  • 18 Mar 2013
    UN Head in Moldova: "UNDP-EU partnership making a significant difference for people's lives"

    The UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Moldova, Ms. Nicola Harrington-Buhay, was on a recent visit to Brussels to discuss with key interlocutors within the European Union about the on-going UNDP-EU collaboration in Moldova.

  • 14 Mar 2013
    2013 Human Development Report: higher levels of human development achieved across the world

    The 2013 Human Development Report (HDR) – The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World - launched today by UNDP’s Administrator Helen Clark and Mexican President Enrique Pena in Mexico City - examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising powers of the developing world and its implications for human development.

  • 12 Mar 2013
    The UN engages citizens around the world to take part in shaping the future global development agenda

    The United Nations and partners invite people all over the world to participate in setting the world’s future development agenda by voting in an innovative survey known as MY World, the United Nations global survey for a better world.

  • 04 Mar 2013
    Empowering women is key to building the future Moldova wants

    On the eve of the International Women’s Day, the United Nations launched today a week-long campaign to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in Moldova. The campaign focuses on issues related to women’s political participation, economic empowerment and violence against women and girls.

  • 27 Feb 2013
    Academy of Public Administration launched a course on renewable energy and energy efficiency

    Academy of Public Administration launched today a course on renewable energy and energy efficiency for public officials. The course represents a joint initiative of EU-UNDP Energy and Biomass Project and the Energy Efficiency Agency.

  • 25 Feb 2013
    EUHLPAM assists in strengthening the newly created Analytical Unit of the National Anti-Corruption Center

    A group of nine analysts of the newly created Analytical Unit of National Anti-Corruption Center are participating in a three-week criminal analysis course at the Polish Police Academy in Szczytno (18.02-8.03).