Global Joint Programme “Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies” (MOMID) Phase 2

Project Summary:

The project will enable the Moldovan Government and its partners to make the impact of migration on human development more visible. The project will also mitigate the risks migrants, their families and communities both at their origin and at destination often face.

Objectives:

  • To enable the Moldovan Government to integrate migration into its national development planning documents and policies and to continually monitor and adjust its approach to M&D;
  • To enhance inter-agency coherence and capacity of IOM, UNDP and UNCT to support the Government of Moldova in migration and development with analysis, technical advice and through capacity development interventions;
  • To enhance the capacities of the Moldovan Government in policy formulation and implementation and institutional coherence;
  • To foster an active and mutually beneficial international partnership on M&D and migration mainstreaming in particular.

Expected results:

  • National development strategies/policies comprehensively address migration and its linkages with development priorities and feature concrete policy objectives, interventions, and indicators of assessment of migration and human development, including local level;
  • Moldova established suitable institutional mechanisms for intra-governmental coordination and set up a participatory process to formulate national strategies on M&D and follow-up on their implementation and continuous adjustment;
  • Stakeholders’ capacities built to implement the national policies on M&D and have set up a participatory Monitoring and Evaluation framework;
  • UNDP & IOM have developed analysis, guidance and tools, and conducted training activities to raise organizational awareness on the relation between migration and human development and enabled their offices under the UNCT partners to provide coherent support to the Government of Moldova to integrate migration into the national development strategies;
  • South-South and South-North cooperation on M&D are strengthened through the participation of bilateral partners in the mainstreaming process and sharing of mainstreaming experiences at the regional and global levels, global and bilateral peer-to-peer learning mechanisms, and bilateral technical assistance missions.
 

Accomplishments:

  • The mandate and the network of the Diaspora, Migration and Development (DMD) Focal Points was expanded from the central governmental level to the local level. In addition, a National Commission on Migration was established.
  • A comprehensive Mainstreaming Mechanism and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework for the national Migration and Development (M&D) policy were developed;
  • The capacity of the mechanism for efficient and inclusive intra-governmental coordination was continuously supported via workshops and trainings on migration, gender, diaspora and development, as well as on measuring the impact of migration organized in a broad range of ministries and public authorities;
  • Two UNDAFs (the 2014-2017 and the new UNDAF 2018-2022) were developed, integrating migration considerations. 
  • A number of documents, plans and strategies, programmes and tools were reviewed and improved, such as: the National Action Plan (2014-2016) for the reintegration support of returned Moldovan migrants, the National Programme for Attracting Remittances into Economic Development PARE 1+1 and the multi-agency electronic Integrated Information System Migration and Asylum (“SIIAMA”);
  • A number of new concepts, documents and plans of action were developed, such as: the National Action Plan for Reintegration of Returning Migrants 2018-2020, the National Development Strategy 2030 (ongoing), the concept of a cooperation mechanism that will involve private sector in M&D policies and the concept of a more cost effective, accessible and less costly remittances transfer channels.
  • Two training curricula and course materials on M&D for Moldovan master programmes students (one on social and economic aspects and one on institutional policy and legal issues) were developed, peer-reviewed, piloted in two universities, approved for inclusion in the academic programmes and published;
  • Mass media representatives were raised awareness of migration- and gender-sensitive aspects of country’s development.

Budget:

 

Years 

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

2014

121,534 USD

2015

181,438 USD

2016

106,585 USD

2017

152,799 USD

2018

99,245 USD