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Monitoring Committee Meeting, Q1, 2017

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Monitoring Committee Meeting, Q1, 2017

  1. 1. Page 1 Modernization of Local Public Services in the Republic of Moldova MONITORING COMMITTEE MEETING 12 May, 2017 Implemented by
  2. 2. Page 2 Intervention Area II: Support to Regional Development Councils Intervention Area III: Support to Regional Development Agencies Intervention Area IV Institutionalisation of Training and Capacity Development Intervention Area I Support in Coordination of Regional Development Policy PROJECT OBJECTIVE: Improve the framework conditions for a citizen-oriented implementation of regional development policy in priority sectors of local public service provision MLPS: Phase 2 Implemented by
  3. 3. Page 3 Overview of MLPS Project Indicators 31 March, 2017 Colour No assessment On track Status of an indicator Minor deviation Major deviation Off track Project objective (Outcome): The framework conditions for a citizen-oriented implementation of regional development policy in priority sectors of local public service provision are improved Project Objective Indicators Status POI 1 POI 2 POI 3 IA 1 Objective IA 2 Objective IA 3 Objective IA 4 Objective MRDC puts in place a coherent frame-work for the effective implementation of the national regional development policy in the priority sectors The RDCs are enabled to coordinate the implementation of regional development strategies Capacities of RDAs to implement regional development strategies have improved Representatives of rayons, municipalities and local service providers benefit from demand- oriented training modules of governmental and non-governmental organizations for the modernization of local public services in the priority sectors Intervention Area Objective Indicators Status IAOI 1.1 IAOI 2.1 IAOI 3.1 IAOI 4.1 IAOI 1.2 IAOI 2.2 IAOI 3.2 IAOI 4.2 IAOI 2.3 IAOI 3.3 POI - Project Objective Indicators IAOI - Intervention Area Objective Indicators GIZs web-based Results Monitor Implemented by
  4. 4. Page 4 Intervention Area 1 Success Indicator 1.1 National Strategy for Regional Development for the period 2016-2020 Achievements during January – March 2017 • NSRD 2016-2020 was published in the Official Gazette No. 30-39 dated 03.02.2017 • Draft Action Plan for the NSRD was developed and approved by NCCRD • NCCRD held 2 meetings; Progress on MLPS and key challenges were discussed in the MLPS steering committee • The draft M&E framework of NSRD was approved by NCCRD and is undergoing consultations with certain line ministries. Implemented by
  5. 5. Page 5 Intervention Area 1 Success Indicator 1.2 Legislative and normative documents regarding regional development Achievements during January – March 2017 • The new draft Law on Regional Development was developed and submitted to the Minister of Regional Development and Construction for initial approval and further consultations with RDAs. Implemented by
  6. 6. Page 6 Intervention Area 1 Next steps during April – June 2017 • The NSRD 2016-2020 is translated into English. • The Draft Law on Regional Developed is launched for public consultations (?) • A workshop with RDAs on RBM mechanism for NSRD and RDS is organized. • Providing the signature of the EU co-financing, the support in the development of the package for the EU projects in public services is launched. • 1 issue of Regional Development Newsletter is published and distributed. • 1 workshop on Social Media for MRDC/RDAs communicators is organized. Implemented by
  7. 7. Page 7 Intervention Area 1 Challenges • Unclarities related to the Public Administration Reform and Territorial Administrative reform makes the process of development of the new Law on Regional Development challenging. Implemented by
  8. 8. Page 8 Intervention Area 2 Success Indicator 2.1 RDCs recommendations for regional development strategies elaboration process Achievements during January – March 2017 • The Regional Development Council of Gagauzia approved the Final Strategy on Regional Development for Gagauzia for the period 2017-2020 on 24.01.2017. 53 out of 58 recommendations were provided by the representatives of the working group and Executive Committee of UTA Gagauzia and most of them were taken into account. Implemented by
  9. 9. Page 9 Intervention Area 2 Success Indicator 2.1 RDCs recommendations for regional development strategies elaboration process Implemented by Next steps April – June 2017 • Support for ATU Gagauzia in defining the modalities and expert selection for regional planning and programming in Water Supply and Sanitation and Energy Efficiency in public building sectors is provided
  10. 10. Page 10 Intervention Area 2 Success Indicator 2.2 RDC coordinates the implementation of the RDS based on RBM system Achievements during January – March 2017 • The package for support in strengthening the role of Regional Development Councils (RDCs) and civil society involvement in regional development processes was presented and endorsed during the MLPS Steering Committee held on 27 January 2017 • The results of focus group discussions with RDC members from North, Centre and South Development Regions and recommendations for strengthening the capacities of RDCs were presented at RDC meetings in January 2017 • The draft framework regulations on functioning of Regional Sector Commissions was prepared with involvement of RDC members and presented to MRDC and RDAs • Tender procedures for contracting of two international and two national experts in supporting the RDCs and guiding civil society involvement were launched Implemented by
  11. 11. Page 11 Intervention Area 2 Success Indicator 2.2 RDC coordinates the implementation of the RDS based on RBM system Implemented by Next steps April – June 2017 • Workshops for Regional Development Council members from North, Centre and South Development Regions as a preparatory step for next Regional Development Council meetings are organized • Regional Sector Commission Regulations are approved by North, Centre and South Regional Development Councils • Regional Sector Commissions in 2 fields from 3 regions are created by Regional Development Councils • Civil Society Organizations are informed about regional development processes and the tender for their engagement in activities support is launched (one per each region)
  12. 12. Page 12 Intervention Area 2 Additional Indicator 2.3 Pre-final stage of developing 5 projects in WSS (3) and SWM (2) resulted from RSPs Achievements during January – March 2017 • Local Steering Committee for Waste Management Zones 5 (Centre Region) and 8 (North Region) were organized in January 2017 to present the status of preparedness of feasibility studies and to agree on the following steps to be undertaken by involved partners • The tender documentation was prepared and public procurement procedure was launched to select the company for providing support in Environmental Impact Assessment for Waste Management Zones 5 and 8 • The feasibility study for Waste Management Zone 1 (South Region) was approved by Cahul, Taraclia and Cantemir Rayon Councils. Based on it, there were held discussions with EIB and EBRD on modalities for its pilot implementation Implemented by
  13. 13. Page 13 Intervention Area 2 Additional Indicator 2.3 Pre-final stage of developing 5 projects in WSS (3) and SWM (2) resulted from RSPs Implemented by Next steps April – June 2017 • Feasibility Studies (2) for Solid Waste Management Zones 5 and 8 are completed and handed over to beneficiaries for approval • The work on Environmental Impact Assessment for Solid Waste Management Zones 5 and 8 will be carried out for obtaining the environmental approval • Project pipeline database is under development and the agreement on ownership and its maintaining is achieved
  14. 14. Page 14 Intervention Area 2 Challenges • Delays in the development of Socio-Economic Strategy of UTA Gagauzia for the period 2017-2022 caused difficulties in ensuring effective coordination and synergies between the two strategic documents • Lack of motivation and, consequently, low level of involvement of the members of Regional Development Councils in regional development processes • Limited capacities of the market to provide needed qualified experts to cover the entire variety of issues/sectors in the development regions • Restricted experience in broader citizen involvement in the areas of social accountability, awareness raising, planning and procurement monitoring of investment projects Implemented by
  15. 15. Page 15 Intervention Area 3 Success Indicator 3.2 18 projects within 12 RSPs are being implemented Achievements during January – March 2017 • 14 out of 15 WSS Feasibility studies have ben approved by GIZ Construction Department • 8 EE Audit Reports were completed and endorsed by GIZ Construction Department • 8 LPAs approved the preferred option from the Feasibility Studies in EE in public buildings Implemented by
  16. 16. Page 16 Intervention Area 3 Success Indicator 3.2 18 projects within 12 RSPs are being implemented Implemented by Next steps April – June 2017 • Obtain approval from Energy Efficiency Agency for 8 audit reports • Complete the development of draft technical design theme for 10 WSS and 8 EE projects • Organize training for RDAs in public procurement for implementation of EU projects • The support for LPAs in updating/elaboration of WSS and EE Chapters of SEDS is well-defined and agreed with partners • The needs for information campaigns of upcoming EU projects are identified
  17. 17. Page 17 Intervention Area 3 Success Indicator 3.3 7 pilot projects are fully implemented Achievements during January – March 2017 • Construction works of Orhei Hospital related to the thermal insulation of the Perinatal Center has been launched • The EE programme (Chapter on public buildings) for Calarasi Rayon was completed and approved by the Rayonal Council in March 2017; • The draft package of documents for creation of regional operator based on reorganized Municipal Enterprise ‘Apa-Canal’ Cahul and on establishment of inter-municipal cooperation between involved LPAs from Cahul rayon (Lebedenco, Crihana Veche, Manta, Rosu and Cahul) was presented to the involved partners Implemented by
  18. 18. Page 18 Intervention Area 3 Success Indicator 3.3 7 pilot projects are fully implemented Implemented by 1. Local Planning • Completion of the EE programme and action plan (Chapter on public buildings) for Orhei Rayon • SWM chapters for 2 local development plans from Floresti Rayon are approved by Local Councils • WSS Chapters of 7 LPAs from Leova rayon are completed and approved by Local Councils 2. Inter-municipal cooperation • The WSS service delegation contracts to the WSS Regional Operator are concluded by Cahul and Lebedenco LPAs • The options for regionalization of water services in the Prut cluster are considered and presented to the involved partners Next steps April – June 2017
  19. 19. Page 19 Intervention Area 3 Success Indicator 3.3 - 7 pilot projects are fully implemented Implemented by Next steps April – June 2017 3. Investment Measures • The public procurement of technical design service for Cahul – Lebedenco WSS Project is completed • The public procurement for Leova-Iargara WSS project is launched • The official opening of Cahul Water Purification Station is organized • The procurement process of water and waste collection vehicles for Centre Region is completed • The construction works of boiling house at Calarasi Hospital is launched • The official opening of SWTP and sewerage system in Costesti Riscani is launched.
  20. 20. Page 20 4. Capacity Development of service providers • The assistance in the registration of the new joint WSS service provider in Cahul is offered. • The capacity development plan of the newly registered operator is elaborated. • The Business Plan is developed and presented to the management of JSC “Apa Canal Cahul” • The diagnostic analysis for the JSC “Apa Canal Leova” is carried out 5. Awareness and community mobilization • LSC and LCC meetings of the ongoing public service projects are organized Implemented by
  21. 21. Page 21 Intervention Area 3 Challenges • Lack of consistency between national and EU standards and software in development of technical documents resulted into huge delays • Low level of participation in tenders of national and international companies Implemented by
  22. 22. Page 22 Intervention Area 4 Success Indicator 4.1: Support to Institutionalization of Trainings Achievements during January – March 2017 (a) Institutionalisation of Training Modules • APA successfully piloted the new training module “Local and Regional Marketing for Competitive Regional Development“ with new 14 trainers • Updated training methodology in the WSS sector based on the needs assessment was validated and agreed with TUM/AMAC • Report on capacity development needs in the EE sector completed and draft curriculum for three training modules available • Legal report on options to enhance the sustainability of the trainings provided to Rayon Energy Managers submitted to MRDC and Ministry of Economy Implemented by
  23. 23. Page 23 Intervention Area 4 Success Indicator 4.1: Support to Institutionalization of Trainings Achievements during January – March 2017 (b) Organisational Development of Training Institutions • Priority areas for institutional development of APA’s Department of Professional Training identified/agreed via a participatory assessment • MOLDSWA organized forum “Perspectives for developing a national SWM association in Moldova” with 170 participants • Institutional development plan for the CCE at TUM/AMAC validated with key stakeholders and priority measures for implementation agreed Implemented by
  24. 24. Page 24 Intervention Area 4 Success Indicator 4.1: Support to Institutionalization of Trainings Achievements during January – March 2017 (c) Exchange of Good Practices/Experiences • APA organised the 3rd Local Government Open Forum on “Modernisation of Local Public Services in the Republic of Moldova” with about 90 participants • CCI organised study visit to Romania for design companies and MRDC in WSS & EE field • Initiated preparation for an exchange between Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine on the implementation of chapters on “regional development” the EU-Association Agreement • Initiated analysis of potential for network/exchange measures in WSS & EE Implemented by
  25. 25. Page 25 Intervention Area 4 Success Indicator 4.1: Support to Institutionalization of Trainings Implemented by Next Steps April – June 2017 (a) Institutionalisation of Training Modules • 2 training module are piloted in the WSS-sector • A minimum of 7 previously developed training modules are re-implemented (b) Organisational Development of Training Institutions • Implementation of priority measures identified in the respective capacity development action plan of APA and CCE/TUM (c) Exchange of Good Practices/Experiences • Regional conferences in SWM sector are organised (postponed to Q3/4) • Finalised concept for regional exchange on „regional development“ in EU-AA
  26. 26. Page 26 Intervention Area 4 Challenges • Difficulty to follow-up with the EEA on the results of the capacity assessment causing delay to development of training modules • Unclearities regarding the criteria for the quality management system necessary for accreditation of training institutions (esp. APA) by the newly created Agency ANACIP (Agenția Națională de Asigurare a Calității în Învățămîntul Profesional) • Lack of financial sustainability of training institutions to finance the provisions of training modules after the end of MLPS support Implemented by
  27. 27. Page 27 All presentations can be accessed at www.serviciilocale.md MLPS Progress Report No 3: http://serviciilocale.md/doc.php?l=ro&id=1400&idc=69&t=/Rapoarte-de- progres/Raport-de-progres-Nr-3-MSPL-faza-2-Ianuarie-Martie-2017/ Implemented by
  28. 28. Page 28 As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. Published by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Registered offices, Bonn and Eschborn, Germany ‘Modernization of Local Public Services in th Republic of Moldova’ Project Chișinău, 66 Bernardazzi str T + 373 22 22-83-19 F + 373 22 00-02-38 I www.giz.de, www.serviciilocale.md Thank you for your attention! Project co-financed by Implemented by in cooperation with

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