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IDIS - Viitorul" finalized a country report that assesses the European Neighborhood Policy funding for Moldova till 2009

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IDIS - Viitorul" finalized a country report that assesses the European Neighborhood Policy funding for Moldova till 2009. The report was written by IDIS experts Igor Munteanu, Olesea Cruc and Ghenadie Mocanu, in the framework of a project funded by the Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative of the Open Society Institute (LGI/OSI).

The reports conclusions are based on the analyses of the official data, so as opinions collected from representatives of he Government (ministries, agencies), civil society (and NGOs), and the Delegation of the European Union. The report concludes that monitoring and evaluating current ENPI programs in Moldova is certainly a difficult task, but one which must be undertaken in order to improve the current situation. Since monitoring ENPI funds is not yet regular practice in Moldova, it was quite difficult to collect
the necessary data from the variety of actors, sources and authorities that are charged with this task. Public opinion is shaped up by a general ignorance of the structure of this funding and lack of cooperation among stakeholders to raise the profile of ENPI funding.

The authors recommend the Moldovan Government to establish and develop a more open and effective means for consulting with civil society as a participant on a mandatory basis. Also, the Government should engage more actively in full-fledged capacity-building within its executive agencies, to ensure that civil servants have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively monitor ENPI assistance. In particular, Moldovas Government should dedicate extensive efforts and resources to reform the current system of public procurement, which would exclude in principle and in practice conflicts of interest and abuse of office. Many CSOs view this currently as a major challenge to good governance in their country.

To its extent, the European Commission should further evaluate and significantly improve its communication with Moldovans and to increase the accountability of public administration through specific civil society groups acting as watchdogs of good governance and valuable actors.

Similar reports were drafted also for other ENPI, countries, like Ukraine, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

Download here the report for Moldova (available in English only).

Download here the report for Ukraine.

Download here the report for Georgia.

Download here the report for Azerbaijan.

Download here the Executive Summary.

Download here the Memorandum.



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