Local Socio-Economic Development Strategies developed in 22 localities from Moldova PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 February 2012

During the period of September 2011 - January 2012, the Institute for Urban Development has implemented the project "Support LPAs in the Target Communities to Develop/Update Local Socio-Economic Development Strategies in a Participatory, Human Rights Based and Gender Responsive Manner", in 22 villages from the rayons of Telenesti, Nisporeni, Calarasi and Stefan Voda, financially supported by UNDP / PCDLI.



The project aim is to provide technical and consultative assistance to local public authorities from the target communities to develop / update the socio-economic development Strategies in participatory approach based on human rights and gender equality.


 The project impact is:

- A local participatory framework with strategic planning capabilities and mechanisms to ensure transparency, non-discrimination and accountability in local decisions - making was created, including structures such as Specialized Unit for Strategic Planning and Local Participatory Council having as members persons from distinct social groups, including social - vulnerable groups;


- Involvement and participation of citizens contributed to facilitate the communication and promote civic solidarity among community members, to improve human relationships, promote mutual advantages relations and participation in solving joint problems.


- The communities have benefited from a local paper self discipline, the Socio-Economic Development Strategy, which usually is considered by many people a formal document, but its necessity consists in the possibility of obtaining further funding.


Examples of strategies developed are:


- Have been identified and presented to the community population the priority issues that require to be solved quickly in order to ensure an adequate life of whole locality.


- Each community has received a certain amount of money that allowed to tackle some of the acute issues, for e.g.: carrying out street paving works; arrangement of playgrounds for children; creating mini-stadiums; ensuring non-discriminatory conditions for sport practicing, including children with reduced physical capacity; rehabilitation of public lighting; planning of authorized waste dumps, etc.


- All the project activities were carried out based on human rights approach and through gender lens, respecting the principles of transparency, participation, accountability and non-discrimination.