Inclusive and Equitable Social Development

Strategic objective by 2022

  • The people of Moldova, in particular the most vulnerable, demand and benefit from gender-sensitive and human rights-based, inclusive, effective and equitable quality education, health and social policies and services.

During the implementation of the new UN Partnership Framework for Sustainable Development 2018-2022, The UN in Moldova will be building on the results achieved in the past years.

To respond to challenges in the area of education, health and social protection, and to accelerate the implementation of Moldova’s national strategies, the UN will focus on:

Evidence-based policies: Generation of evidence on human rights violations, together with partners, to inform human-centered, rights-based policies and strategies.

Policy costing and budgeting: Technical assistance to cost and budget equitable policies for the implementation of priority policies and strategies; advocacy for human rights/gender/child and adolescent rights-based budgeting, including investment cases and public expenditure reviews.

Intersectoral cooperation and mechanisms: Development of efficient intersectoral coordination, including data sharing, case management, capacity development, monitoring and referring in order to better address the needs of the most vulnerable groups.

Information and empowerment of rights-holders: Testing and implementation of innovative mechanisms for keeping the rights-holders informed of their rights; development of mechanisms allowing the rights-holders to claim their rights and to efficiently interact with duty-bearers.

Empowerment of adolescents and young people: Support advocacy platforms and build capacities of adolescents and youth to contribute, as agents of change, to decision-making process and policy development and implementation in the areas of health, education and social protection; empowerment of children and young people to claim their rights for quality education and health services, including sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Capacity-building of duty-bearers: Implementation of human resource strategies and review and rationalization of incentives; strengthening of LPAs’ capacities to prioritize, manage, administer and finance health, education and social protection services within a robust implementation of decentralization reform; capacity-building of service providers, policy-makers, civil society and caregivers/caretakers

Information systems and quality monitoring: Harmonization of data across systems; supporting the establishment or strengthening of existing management information systems, including linkages across sectors and with e-Governance databases; establishment of a robust monitoring system to track the quality of health (including sexual and reproductive health), education, protection and social services and compliance with international standards.

Monitoring and impact assessment: Strengthening of performance-based monitoring for professionals and institutions to improve their accountability; monitoring of knowledge, attitudes and practices with focus on discrimination; improvement of alternative monitoring of implementation of policies and strategies

Innovation and good practices: Modelling, testing and replication of innovation and high-quality education, health and social services interventions in a human-centered, rights-based manner.

Communication for behaviour change: Co-creating communication approaches to promote positive behaviours, including behaviours related to sexual and reproductive health, which are human rights-informed and appropriate to local settings.