A joint roadmap on migration and sustainable development in the Republic of Moldova
Zinaida Adam, UNDP Moldova, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ghenadie Cretu, IOM Moldova, email@example.com
Vitalie Varzari, IOM Moldova, firstname.lastname@example.org
Related Sustainable Development Goals and Global Compact for Migration Objectives
In Moldova, one in every three working-age nationals live abroad. Yet COVID-19 has caused rising unemployment and wage loss among some migrant populations and in turn hindered informal remittance channels. Through a strengthened strategic partnership, coordination and collaboration on the socio-economic response to COVID-19, this project established a roadmap which supports Moldova’s social and economic measures which are needed for recovery and for establishing better conditions to leverage migration as an accelerator for achieving the SDGs during this Decade of Action.
This project is part of the IOM-UNDP seed funding initiative to fast-track joint response to the socio-economic impact of COVID-19.
The objective of the project was to enhance the framework for UNDP-IOM cooperation in the area of migration in Moldova, including reintegration and development, through developing a joint, multi-year, five pillar roadmap which will support the roll-out of joint programming and fundraising.
The roadmap was developed through an inclusive co-design process where main stakeholders such as national and local governments, diaspora and hometown associations and migrants, civil society migration experts and academia, UN agencies and development partners participated in dialogues and consultations to establish priority actions that addressed the needs of all.
Key successes or innovative factors, good practices and lessons learned (if available)
The collaboration worked well in terms of communication and implementation and it became apparent that both agencies can gain more by working together. Both agencies have specific expertise areas that complement each other. Dedicated resources are being sought to implement the below five pillars for priority action which, if carried out holistically and in synergy, will work together to advance the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in Moldova and recovery sustainably from COVID-19, ensuring migrants are not left behind in these efforts.
National and local governments, diaspora and hometown associations and migrants, civil society migration experts and academia