The project “Transitional Capacity Support for the Public Administration of Moldova” was designed upon the request of the Government of Moldova to enhance capacities of the Moldovan Central Public Administration in order to accelerate the reform process and achieve Moldova’s short and medium term development goals. The project seeks to address urgent short-term capacity needs of the public administration at a time when Moldovan central government institutions face serious financial and human resources gaps. In addition to helping the Government pursue critical reform priorities, the intervention is designed to catalyze the on-going implementation of central public administration reform. It is coordinated and managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and State Chancellery of Moldova and will complement on-going work by other donors.
The Government program "European Integration: Freedom, Democracy, Welfare" (2011-2014) highlights the importance of country's transformation into a modern, transparent and highly performing state, through the extensive application of informational and communication technologies. In line with this key strategic objective the e-governance has quickly become a top priority for both the newly created E-Governance Centre, as well as for other key government institutions involved in the policy making and provision of services to Moldovan citizens.
The Road Police Department (RPD) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), which extends its activity and services to the whole territory of Moldova, has been among the first public institutions to embark on the ambitious e-governance reform having launched a series of initiates to improve the management of the road traffic and to increase the road safety. These initiatives are fully in line with MIA’s Reform Concept, aimed at improving the transparency of the decision making process and the quality of public services provided to the Moldovan citizens. These intended changes will also have a direct contribution to the implementation of Moldova’s National Road Safety Strategy, in particular the objective related to the harmonisation of the road traffic management and services with the ones of the EU, which represents an important milestone in Moldova’s roadmap towards EU integration.
The objective of this assignment is to strengthen professional and institutional capacities of the RPD to attract additional financial resources required to implement the modernization of activities and services in the area of road traffic management and road safety through a more extensive use of information and communication technologies.
While RDP has demonstrated a strong commitment and leadership in promoting the modernisation and e-governance agenda within its structures, the pace of the implemented reforms has been staggered by the lack of adequate financial resources available within the state budget. Acknowledging the fact that a full implementation of reforms is not possible without the mobilisation of additional external resources, the RPD has successfully initiated discussions with potential partners and donors in-country and abroad. Some positive feedback has already been received from important donors as is the Chinese Government and some EU Member States. The possibility of establishing public-private partnerships in several sub-areas is also being explored. In the context of these negotiations the RPD has requested the support of an experienced project development and investment attraction expert to facilitate the process of negotiation and mobilisation of additional resources required for the implementation of the modernisation reform within the RDP.
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