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“Enchancing democracy in Moldova through inclusive and transparent elections”
Commissioning Unit: Moldova
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 01/2020
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Moldova
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

Work still needs to be done to improve the lack of confidence and trust of citizens in key government institutions and politics in Moldova.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/23]

A new Project Concept on continuing strengthening electoral systems and processes has been elaborated. The document is strongly focused on further enhancement of the CEC credibility by assisting with capacity building, internal governance concepts and demonstrated independence.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Secure funding for the next Elections Support Project
[Added: 2020/05/23] [Last Updated: 2020/10/05]
Effective Governance Programme Specialist and Elections Specialists 2020/09 Completed As a result of the extensive resource mobilization efforts USD 2 M have been secured through a Cost-Sharing Agreement with the USAID. This amount was sufficient to start the new project from August 1, 2020. History
1.2 Initiate and Start the new Elections Support Project
[Added: 2020/05/23] [Last Updated: 2021/01/13]
Effective Governance Programme Specialist and Elections Specialists 2020/12 Completed Implemented as of 08/2020. A Cost-Sharing Agreement in amount of 2M USD was signed with the USAID. This amount was sufficient to start the new project from August 1, 2020 History
2. Recommendation:

Particular attention is further needed to support the legal framework on political parties’ finance to strengthen the oversight function of the CEC to counter political corruption

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/23] [Last Updated: 2020/05/23]

2.1 The new Project to continue strengthening the elections systems and processes to clearly articulate the strategic vision of the project how to address the issues of a robust oversight system for the political party finance.

2.2 To strengthen the CEC capacities in performing its oversight function on the political party finance.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Ensure the Project Documents are developed in consultations with the partners and clearly state the strategic vision shared by the partners
[Added: 2020/05/23] [Last Updated: 2020/10/05]
Effective Governance Programme Specialist and Elections Specialist 2020/09 Completed The Project Document was developed in consultations with the immediate partners – the Central Election Commission and the Center for Continuous Election Training, Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, relevant CSOs and development partners. It clearly states the strategic vision as shared by partners in the consultative process. History
2.2 To enhance the CEC capacities for performing the oversight of the political party finance
[Added: 2020/05/23]
Effective Governance Programme Specialist and Elections Specialist 2023/12 Not Initiated
3. Recommendation:

To continue and up-scale the civic and voter education to enhance citizens’ knowledge and to strengthen their ability to interact with the CEC in a constructive manner

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/23]

Recommendation already addressed through in the Project Concept for a new Elections Support Project. The new Project will pay a particular attention to expanding the partner institutions’ capacities for civic education and engagement with citizens and media in partnership with other donor-funded projects in order to ensure inclusiveness and participation and to institutionalize civic education programmes by the CEC and CICDE

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Ensure that CEC's and CICDE's delivery of continuous electoral education activities are institutionalized throughout the electoral cycles
[Added: 2020/05/23]
Project Manager; Elections Specialist; Communications Analyst 2023/09 Initiated
3.2 Ensure that targeted outreach campaigns are designed and implemented to enhance the public's knowledge of the electoral process
[Added: 2020/05/23]
Project Manager; Elections Specialist; Communications Analyst 2023/09 Not Initiated
4. Recommendation:

To pilot electronic voting for Moldovans living abroad to increase their participation in elections in a fair and effective manner.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/23] [Last Updated: 2020/05/23]

4.1 UNDP shall engage with the CEC and political stakeholders to determine the opportunities to pilot an appropriate electronic voting tool for citizens working and living abroad for the next Parliamentary Elections (2023).

4.2 Strengthening and expansion of the information channels to motivate Diaspora voters to participate in elections by the physical presence at the polling stations opened abroad shall be also considered, in particular in case when the required for setting up an electronic voting tool are not available.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Support the CEC engagement with political parties, civil society, development partners and other stakeholders on the opportunities for elaboration and piloting of an electronic voting tool for the next Parliamentary Elections.
[Added: 2020/05/23]
Elections Specialist; 2023/09 Not Initiated
4.2 Design and implement outreach campaigns targeting Diaspora voters to enhance the knowledge about the opportunities to vote from abroad
[Added: 2020/05/23]
Project Manager 2023/09 Not Initiated
5. Recommendation:

To continue to support the CEC in the development of the SAISE IT System to ensure that the system meets the needs of Moldova for a credible, secure delivery of timely electoral results and comprehensive disaggregated data on elections day. 

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/23]

Recommendation already addressed through in the Project Concept for a new Elections Support Project. The new Project will support the finalization of the State Automated Information System – Elections (SAISE) Development Roadmap’s implementation, leading to a complete IT architecture that is sustainable across all electoral cycles and fully compliant with international standards.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Ensure that the CEC IT System (SAISE) is complete with expanded and upgraded functionalities to strengthen the electoral management processes
[Added: 2020/05/23]
Project Manager; Elections Specialist; 2023/09 Not Initiated
6. Recommendation:

To support the CEC in initiating an adequate electoral administration mechanism that will allow the participation of voters living on the left bank of the Nistru river in a secure, transparent and credible manner.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/23]

UNDP will pay a particular attention to provide electoral and legal support in identifying a proper mechanism to overcome existing barriers and bottlenecks in the access to vote by the voters leaving in the Transnistrian region.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Support the CEC in consultations with the stakeholders and decision-makers towards finding a viable solutions ensuring the equal access to vote to voters leaving in the Transnistrian region
[Added: 2020/05/23]
Elections Specialist; 2023/12 Not Initiated

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