Mutual accountability and aid
transparency
Republic of Moldova
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Freedom of information Act and aid
transparency
 Institutional arrangements for aid
management
 Aid information by donors
 Next steps
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Freedom of information acts
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Law on access to the information (may 2000)
Law on Transparency in the decision making process
(noiembrie 2008)
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Aid trasparency
Aid transparency – Paris Declaration
commitments
 IDEA – was developed in the 1990’s by Planet
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Consultants (NL) for the European
Commission
Followed by the CIS countries in the
period 1999 – 2001
 IDEA in Moldova from 2002.
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What is IDEA and what does it do ?
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Allows for reporting on the basis of standard
reports and export of data to excel for
manipulation to prepare custom reports,
Allows to move to an entire “paperless
office” for the NCU,
Is first and all designed to support internal
operations of the NCU and allow access to
the information by anyone on the network
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IDEA was implemented to promote transparency and
accountability of funds, result-driven decision-making and
aid effectiveness.
linked to www.ncu.moldova.md
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/ Project Registration Fiche
ATTENTION
Please fill on both languages Romanian and English
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Project name
Location (address, contacts, contact person, e-mail, web site, staff)
Donor's project code
Donor
Agreement on which base the project is working
Start date (DD/MM/YYYY
Duration (months)
End date (DD/MM/YYYY)
Project prolongation (months)
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Beneficiary (name, legal address)
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Implementation institution
Total budget (USA dollars)
Amount from the total budget for current year (USA dollars)
Amount from the total budget for next year (USA dollars)
Amount from the total budget for previous year (USA dollars) (if applicable)
Amount executed in previous year (USA dollars) (if applicable)
National / Regional (if regional indicate all participated countries)
Sector (from OECD), Policy objectives
/ Sub-sector (from OECD (if applicable
Summary of the project
Wider Objectiv
Specific Objectives (components of the project)
Projects activities
Expected Outputs
Type of assistance (Grant, Technical Assistance
ATTENTION
Attach to this Project Registration Fiche Terms of Reference of your project, Copy of extract
from the contract which contain name of implementing institution/organization, signing date,
donor's name and duration of the contract
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Institutional arrangement for aid
management
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the Regulation regarding the institutional
framework and mechanism of co-ordination
of the external assistance provided to
Moldova by international organizations and
donor countries approved by GD nr.12 from January 19, 2010
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Reform of aid coordination: new
Regulation
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Government ownership
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National Aid Coordinator and Sector
coordinators
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National Committee and Sector Councils
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Joint Partnership Council
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New Institutional Framework
National Committee
for Strategic Planning
Joint
Partnership
Council
Donors meetings
National Aid Coordinator &
National Coordination Unit
State Chancellery
Line ministries
Sector Coordinators
& Sector Councils
Donor agencies/Embassies
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National Coordination Unit
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Key Government focal Point for the oversight and
coordination of external aid
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Ensure operational and methodological programming,
monitoring and evaluation of aid at national level
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Record and ensure the transparency of external
assistance
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Sector Coordination Councils
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Make recommendations on sector policy and priorities through joint
analytical work, identify sector assistance priorities and project proposals
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Participate in drafting sector strategies, action plans, and expenditure plans,
including sector aid allocations, as well as sector monitoring and evaluation
framework
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Monitor and evaluate sector policy implementation, as well as efficiency,
effectiveness and impact of aid delivered
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Approve sector monitoring reports and provide inputs to NDS/EUMoldova progress reports
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Chair: Minister (Sector Aid Coordinator)
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Membership: Representative of each active Development Partner, Heads of
relevant Ministerial Departments, NCU staff, NGOs as relevant, private
sector as relevant
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Joint Partnership Council
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High-level forum for dialogue on aid coordination, ensuring impact on achieving
national priorities, monitoring NDS implementation
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Align partners’ interventions with Government of Moldova sector plans to
ensure that planning, budgeting and programme implementation are aligned and
reinforce each other
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Review progress made in the fulfillment of commitments in the Partnership
Principles
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Co-Chairs: Prime Minister and a Development Partner (rotating)
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Members: NDS Inter-Ministerial Committee, Ambassadors/Heads of
Development Partner Agencies, private sector, NGOs
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Government resolution from April 8th, 2011 approved the framework for the
Council.
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Achivements
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Behavioural changes:
by government – better coordinated policies
with MTEF, absorption capacity of ODA
increased
by providers – better alignment on the national
priorities, more orientation for growing the
capacities within the institutions
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ODA Disbursed
(in million USD)
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Technical cooperation (in mil. USD)
64
2010
Cooperarea
tehnica
coordonata
Cooperarea
tehnică
91
28
2007
97
22
2005
86
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100
150
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ODA in Context
198,9
ISD (2010)
1072,24
Remitente (2010)
448
AOD (2010)
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1500
Mill USD
GDP: USD 5.8 bln (2010)/ ODA 7.7%
Government expenditure : USD 2.4 bln (2010)/ 18.9 % ODA
Government revenue: USD 2.2 bln (2010)/ 20% ODA
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Challenges
Time consuming gathering data from donor or line
ministries.
• Manual introduction of data from the spreadsheet into
the IDEA.
• Reporting and graphs – on export data to excel
• M&E tools limitation.
• Quality of information
• Mutual accountability across stakeholders –local
government agencies, Parliament , civil society
organization
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Next steps
Develop further database – tools for
better planning and M&E
 E-government agenda
 IATI coverage for Moldova
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