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What is it like to have a restaurant in Ireland and return to the native town in Moldova six times a year?

We met Tatiana Ciubuc and Igor Aftenii on Christmas in the old style, in January 2020. Except for the view over the window, with streets and houses characteristic to Ireland, nothing betrayed the fact…  


Sweden and UNDP provide grants up to US$50,000 to support agricultural producers and processors from both banks of Nistru river

Sweden and UNDP, within AdTrade project, launch a grants’ contest for agricultural producers and processors from both banks of Nistru river, who are willing to join their efforts to adopt innovative…  


Moldova's experience of involving diaspora in development of hometowns presented globally

Diaspora involvement in the socio-economic development of villages and towns in the Republic of Moldova drew the attention of several countries interested in adopting this model, developed and…  


Missing home: life from the big screen of the documentary

A year ago, when I was about 2,000 km from home in the Abkhazia region and participating in a cultural exchange project, I found out that I had won the screenplay competition for a documentary,…  


Moldova is among three countries in the world demonstrating that lighter pressure on the planet is possible, according to UNDP’s Human Development Report

Republic of Moldova ranks 90 out of 189 countries and territories as per the Human Development Index (HDI) for 2019, which measures national progress in health, education and income and is annually…  


UNDP launches new COVID-19 Data Futures Platform

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) launched today a new COVID-19 Data Futures Platform – an open access and interactive platform that aggregates multiple sources of information across UNDP and UN…  


COVID-19 could push the number of people living in extreme poverty to over 1 billion by 2030, says UNDP study

With a focused set of investments towards achieving the SDGs, an additional 146 million people could be lifted out of extreme poverty compared to current COVID-19 trends.  


COVID-19 hits the most vulnerable people and the economic sectors offering most jobs, according to UNDP-UNFPA Moldova assessment

The pandemic is taking place against a backdrop of sustained socio-economic trends in the Republic of Moldova, including decreasing population due to emigration and slowing down of economic growth.…  


Validation of vocational knowledge in the absence of formal education — a chance for a better future

Work experience shall be certified and validated, increasing the chances to get a decent job. Therefore, the lack of formal education will no longer be a barrier to practicing the desired profession.  


The biggest office of the National Employment Agency becomes accessible and adapted to beneficiaries’ needs

For the first time, citizens of Chisinau municipality and migrants looking for a job will have access to employment services in a comfortable, accessible and adapted office. The Directorate-General…  

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