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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…  


UNDP Moldova SDG Accelerator navigates pandemic

International business expert Tom Ruddy shares insights of his work, as part of the Sweden-funded SDG Accelerator Program, run by UNDP Moldova.  


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…  


Engaging diaspora in the development of their home communities becomes a national practice through “DAR 1+3” Program

The model of engaging diaspora in local development is successfully adopted by the Government of the Republic of Moldova at the national level thought Diaspora Succeeds at Home “DAR 1+3” Program.…  


Only four out of ten Chisinau residents know how to properly dispose of e-waste

37% of the inhabitants of Chisinau change their mobile phone every two years, and every second person – every five years. 8 out of 10 Chisinau residents are aware of the negative health and…  


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…  


2020 Human Development Report to focus on meeting people’s aspirations in balance with the planet

COVID-19 and its unprecedented effects on human development are a wake-up call to the potential consequences for people’s wellbeing from the relentless pressure we are placing on nature and the…  

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