Strengthening the public interaction for sustainable development of rural districts on the left bank

Sector: Social

Implemented by: Congress of Local Authorities from Moldova (CALM) in partnership with the Agency for Regional Development of the Transnistrian Region (ARDT)

Duration: April 2013 – April 2014

Budget: 36,300 €

Short description: 104 (16 men and 88 women) Mayors, public employees, local councillors and civil society representatives from 11 communities from the left bank know how to raise funds, manage projects and elaborate Strategic Development Plans for the development of their localities.

  •  Partnerships have been developed between 63 representatives of local authorities and CDOs from the two banks through 7 study visits to the right bank communities. Best practices and learning experiences transferred to the left bank in strategic planning, fund raising and project management;
  • The most important communities’ problems needing urgent solving were identified; the communities drafted projects ideas in consultation with trainers which were submitted to donors. According to their reports, 11 projects received funding and have been successfully implemented;
  • Cross-river partnerships have been established between: Taraclia and Slobozia, Korten and Ternovka, Soroca and Rascov. Solid partnership between CALM and ARDT have been established leading to other cross river initiatives implementation in the area of local tourism.