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Single Support Framework: priorities for the Republic of Moldova (2014-2017)
In support of the implementation of the Association Agenda, the Single Support Framework was developed based on comprehensive consultation with the Government, Civil Society Organisations, multilateral and bilateral donors, International Financial Institutions and International Organisations.
These sectors of intervention reflect implementation priorities stemming from the Association Agreement (including DCFTA), the Visa Liberalisation Action Plan and the Visa Facilitation and Readmission Agreements, the relevant Sector Strategies and bilateral sectorial agreements, as well as the Government’s programme “European Integration: Freedom, Democracy, Welfare 2011-2014” and the National Development Strategy ("Moldova 2020").
A consensus has emerged regarding three priority sectors of assistance support:
Public administration reform
The specific objective is to support the modernisation of the central and local public administration through the introduction of a result-oriented management approach. One of the important results expected is an improved relationship and clarity (including policy, regulatory and service functions in all sectors of the State's administration) established in central public administration and in regional and local authorities.
Agriculture and rural development
The main objective is to support Moldova to strengthen its economic, social and territorial cohesion in an environmentally sustainable fashion. Substantial support is provided for the development of rural areas, by increasing the competitiveness of the agri-food sector through modernisation and market integration. One of the important results expected is a strengthened policy, legal and institutional framework.
Police reform and border management
The specific overall objective of police reform, including border police reform, is to ensure the rule of law and protection of human rights through the development of an accessible, accountable, efficient, transparent and professional police force, the introduction of a rights-based approach to policing, the reinforcement of the fight against criminality and enhanced border management. One of the important results expected is:
The police force is professionally trained, accountable, efficient and professional.
The indicative allocation for the 2014-2020 period is EUR 610 million - EUR 746 million based on successful reform implementation. The indicative bilateral allocation for the programming period 2014-2017 can range from EUR 335 million to EUR 410 million based on successful implementation.