Adapting the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development to the context of the Republic of Moldova
In the Republic of Moldova, the adaptation of the 2030 Agenda started as a result of the collaboration among the Government, the UN Moldova as a key development partner of Moldova and the Expert-Grup that provided analytical support to the entire process.
Feb 20, 2020
Through this paper, UNDP Moldova is tapping into new evidence, including big data on mobility and thick data on people’s perceptions. We analyzed income and some non-income inequalities through the prism of access to qualitative services, including health care, primary education, green spaces, transportation and urban mobility. While income inequalities are relatively low, our analysis demonstrates the risks of new non-income inequalities emerging, such as inequalities in accessing food and energy. Taking into account the fact that opportunities to obtain a better income may be found in Chisinau as compared to other localities in the country, the study presents income gaps expressed through different wages in different socioeconomic areas, which deepen the inequality between groups of employees depending on their employment sector. The study also tackles the problem of decent work and informal employment, which marginalizes certain groups of people from the perspective of risk assurance, access to health care and so on. Other tackled issues in the report are the access to public services, dwelling, clean environmental, education, healthcare services and social protection.
Feb 14, 2020
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Moldova team partnered with the Behavioural Insights Team and the team of the local electricity distributor, Union Fenosa/Premier Energy, to encourage households’ conservation of electricity in Chisinau, Moldova, in order to reduce harmful emissions put into the atmosphere by carbon-intensive power plants. To support this, we tested a behaviorally enforced policy option: we developed and tested two behaviorally designed letters that encouraged households in Chisinau to save electricity. Both letters used a social norm comparison to highlight how much more electricity a household uses compared to an “energy-efficient neighbor.” The report provides the details on the design of these letters and the result of the intervention, which shows that households which received either behaviorally informed letter reduced their electricity usage by approximately two percent compared to households that did not receive the letter.
Feb 14, 2020
The purpose of the study is to carry out a comprehensive evaluation of the efficiency and impact of the National Integrity and Anticorruption Strategy 2017-2020 (NIAS) implementation. The sociological research is based on a complex methodology developed in 2017, which comprises the impact and progress indicators of the NIAS. At the same time, the study measures the corruption perception and experiences of the population, of the private sector representatives and of the public agents. It is gender-sensitive and highlights some tendencies in the perception of men and women on corruption.