UN Moldova Country Results Report 2020 - key results and lessons learned
UN Moldova launched its Country Results Report for 2020. The report covers key development trends, as well as progress and results achieved by the United Nations and its partners in supporting the Republic of Moldova to achieve its national priorities and the goals set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The document as well identifies the key constraints and lessons learned in the process of implementing The Partnership Framework for Sustainable Development 2018–2022 (PFSD) and provides an overview of what our priorities and ambitions are for 2021.
According to the report, in 2020 the United Nations in Moldova continued to support the country in the implementation of its development priorities and the achievement of the SDGs, making progress in all four strategic directions of its work by:
- advancing human rights and gender equality and strengthening institutional and governance capacities;
- improving access to decent work and enhancing local services and infrastructure;
- improving the quality of education, health services and social assistance;
- promoting climate change-resilient development.
The United Nations made an important contribution to the national COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, supporting the country in strengthening the health system to address the effects of the pandemic and also ensuring the continuity of education and social services, while providing direct assistance to some of the most vulnerable population groups.
Additionally, in 2020 the UN Country Team provided support to the government in the preparation of its first VNR on the progress made in the implementation of the SDGs and offered assistance in the revision of the draft National Development Strategy Moldova 2030, which, once signed into law, will serve as a framework for the development of the country until 2030.
There were secured over $27 million in resources for the implementation of its joint workplans for 2020, out of which 73.4% were implemented, with the remainder being rolled over to 2021.
The effective implementation of the UN PFSD 2018–2022 and the COVID-19 SERP will remain a priority for the United Nations in 2021, as will the efforts to improve coherence, effectiveness and efficiency in programme implementation, operations and communication.
In addition, in 2021 the UNCT will turn its attention towards the development of its next cooperation framework, which will set the directions for the work of the United Nations in the country for the next five years starting with 2023.
Note: The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) is composed of representatives of 22 United Nations funds and programmes, specialized agencies and other United Nations entities working in Moldova. Its membership expanded towards the end of the year 2020 to include three additional entities: the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction; the International Fund for Agricultural Development; and the International Telecommunication Union. Another entity – the United Nations Office for Project Services – joined the UNCT at the beginning of 2021.