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.
Jun 3, 2020
The study "Equal access for all to polling stations" is a comparative analysis in March 2020 with that of June 2019 of accessibility conditions in precinct electoral bureaus from the single member constituency no. 38, Hincesti municipality. The document describes the degree of accessibility of 44 public institutions in which polling stations were organized in the new parliamentary elections of March 15, 2020. Previously, in June 2019, more than 600 public buildings were evaluated, including those in the constituency no. 38, Hincesti municipality.
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.