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24 communities boost their local economies by partnering with public authorities, diaspora and businesses

Local public authorities, businesses and hometown associations from 24 communities will implement ambitious projects to boost their local economies.  


28 communities create hometown associations which will involve the diaspora in local development

UNDP Moldova and Switzerland announced the results for 2020 “Incubator” and “Accelerator 1+1” grant competitions for hometown associations. These will allow 28 communities to involve diaspora in…  


The fight against COVID-19: Survival only is not an option for Moldovan MSMEs

The COVID-19 outbreak triggered both a global public health crisis and an inevitable economic recession. The micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the “lungs” of national economies, have been…  


European Union provides financial assistance for the development of rural communities in Cahul and Ungheni regions

European Union provides financial assistance for the development of rural communities in Cahul and Ungheni regions. A call for grants to Local Action Groups (LAG) in the two regions, as entities…  


Stuck in the middle, Moldovan migrants strive to make ends meet

COVID-19 crisis has recently also hit Moldova, a lower-middle income country. But with approximately one quarter of its citizens earning a living abroad, either permanently or temporarily, its effect…  


Sweden and UNDP support business development on both banks of the Nistru river

Sweden and the United Nations Development Programme support launching or development of small and medium-sized enterprises on both banks of the Nistru river through Advanced Cross-River Capacities for…  


Flakes bloom even in times of crisis

While some businesses are sinking because of the coronavirus crisis, others have adapted and used this difficult period to reinvent and develop. This was also the case of Angela Sobol from Varvareuca…  


UNDP Moldova collects experiences of how people cope with during COVID-19 pandemics

UNDP Moldova is launching an ethnographic research of individual experiences during the COVID-19 crisis, to contribute to the socio-economic impact assessment on the most vulnerable people and…  


United for health and for the vulnerable people, despite the distance

35 hometown associations, partners of the UNDP-Switzerland “Migration and Local Development” Project mobilised USD 30,000 and offered essential support to local communities.  


COVID-19: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

Global human development – which can be measured as a combination of the world’s education, health and living standards – could decline this year for the first time since the concept was introduced in…  

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