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Engaging diasporas in local development: An operational guide based on the experience of Moldova

This guide explains UNDP’s role in, and commitment to, supporting states to leverage diaspora investments in local development, building on the example of Moldova, which between 2015 and 2018…  


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,…  


The movie "Dor de casă" (”Missing home”) will be broadcasted for the first time, during "Movies from Moldova - online" festival

Today, 8 September, the documentary "Dor de casă" (”Missing home”), directed by Diana Vlas, will be broadcast in premiere. The film will end the week of "Films from Moldova online" festival and can be…  


IOM-UNDP study: Returning migrants in the context of COVID-19 represent an opportunity for Moldova

The final results of the in-depth sociological study on the profile of Moldovan migrants six destination countries were discussed during the Diaspora Days event organized on 22 August 2020. The…  


Profile and current challenges of Moldovan migrant workers

The study "Profile and current challenges of Moldovan migrant workers" was conducted during May-December 2019 in 7 countries, including Moldova. The study was initiated by the Ministry of Health,…  


What is the impact of COVID-19 on remittances in Republic of Moldova?

The impact of COVID-19 on cash flows in the Republic of Moldova and access to remittances were subjects of discussion during the meeting of the working group for the analysis of the socio-economic…  


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…  


More than 130,000 people from 44 communities benefit from improved local services, thanks to Hometown Associations

44 Hometown Associations implemented community projects to improve the life of about 130,000 people thanks to grants offered by UNDP in 2019, with the financial support of the Government of…  


23 localities will enjoy better communal services as result of migrants’ involvement

Over 200 thousand persons from 23 localities will benefit from projects aiming to improve local infrastructure and bring better living conditions, initiative that became possible thanks to migrants’…  


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