Environment in emerging and transition economies

National policy dialogue (NPD) in Moldova



Year of NPD launch:  2006

Present NPD Chair(s) and strategic partners in the government: Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Health

Source of NPD funding: European Union, Government of Austria, Government of the Czech Republic, Government of Germany, Government of Switzerland, Government of the United Kingdom

The OECD and UNECE, as implementing partners of the EUWI, provided guidance through a series of meetings and stakeholder consultations. The information from the latest meeting is presented below: 

Name of the meeting Date and Place LoP Agenda Minutes
26th National Policy Dialogue 15 June 2018, Chisinau LoP Agenda Minutes
 25th National Policy Dialogue  11 April 2017, Chisinau LoP Agenda Minutes
24th National Policy Dialogue 17 November 2016, Chisinau LoP Agenda Minutes


 Project Progress:

Further Reading


You can consult the Country Review about the priorities, key achievements and plans for the future.

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Improving Domestic Financial Support Mechanisms in Moldova's Water Sanitation Sector

The water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector in Moldova is not financially sustainable: tariffs do not typically cover operational costs and capital investments are heavily funded by external development partners. This report analyses several options for streamlining and strengthening domestic financial support mechanisms (DFSMs) in terms of both supply and demand, discusses different scenarios and recommends a number of actions to ensure effective DFSM implementation, notably: 1) sufficient investment for the implementation of targets and obligations set in the national strategies, the Association Agreement with the EU, as well as Moldova’s international commitments (water-related Sustainable Development Goals, and the “Water-to-all” commitment); 2) the financial sustainability of operators; and 3) the affordability of WSS services for end-users, especially low-income segments of the population.


Adapting Water Supply and Sanitation to Climate Change in Moldova

The report includes further analyse selected adaptation measures from the reference scenario developed in the report “Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources and WSS Systems in Moldova and Inventory Possible Adaptation Measures” (Task 1 Report) and proposes a financially sustainable adaptation strategy for the water supply and sanitation sector.


Business Models for Rural Sanitation in Moldova

This report presents possible approaches to introducing sustainable business models for water and sanitation services in Moldova, with focus on small towns and rural settlements.


Strengthening the economic regulatory system for WSS in Moldova - Interim Report

This Interim Report aims to support the development of a sound ERS in Moldova. It provides the context within which the ERS for Moldova has to operate, analyses the performance of the current ERS in Moldova, anlyses best practise and experience from selected countries that is potentially applicable in Moldova and provides three scenarios based on which policymakers can take the further development of Moldovas ERS at hand.


Improving Domestic Financial Support Mechanisms in the Water and Sanitation Sector in Moldova

The Final Report has taken into account received comments from discussions and the Interim Report that was shared with the stakeholders to communicate the findings, verify the facts and conclusions and provide a basis for developing scenarios and recommendations. The Final Report provides additional chapters presenting results of the next stages of the Project. 

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