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Strengthening the Rule of Law and Anti-corruption Mechanisms in the Republic of Moldova

Project Description
The project was launched in 2020 as a response to the Government of the Republic of Moldova in its will to fighting corruption and advancing the country on the European integration path.
Overall aim of the action is to contribute to the prevention and fight against corruption through various support measures to develop zero tolerance against corruption among Moldovan citizens and strengthening anti-corruption mechanisms including the investigation and prosecution mechanisms, the asset recovery functions, declaration of assets and the prevention of corruption.
To achieve its goal, in the three years of implementation, the project bases its activities in three main pathways that include raising awareness of citizens and civil society on the harm of corruption, strengthening anti-corruption institutions their inter-institutional coordination, communication and cooperation with civil society and supporting the implementation of the National Integrity and Anti-Corruption Strategy in three high-risk sectors of corruption, education, health and agrifood.
Specific Objective
- To contribute to implementation of the Association Agreement between the EU and the Republic of Moldova, in particular Articles 16 and 18. Article 16 focuses on preventing and combating organised crime, corruption and other illegal activities. Article 18 targets the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
- To contribute to national implementation of the 2030 Agenda. As part of the national agenda, the module contributes primarily to implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 16.4 and 16.5 and to achieving SDGs 16.6, 16.7 and 16.10. It relates to prevention of corruption at all levels of the state, i.e. the effective implementation of the National Integrity and Anticorruption Strategy (NIAS), effective coordination and improved sharing of information between relevant institutions, development of efficient scrutiny of financial transactions, mechanisms to impound and return illegally acquired assets, and strengthening of the technical capacity of the National Integrity Authority (NIA).
- To activate civil society to combat corruption, particularly at local level.

Expected Results
- Strengthening civil society and working to combat corruption.
- Improving the effectiveness of state and civil society measures to combat and prevent corruption in the Republic of Moldova.
- Support for the National Integrity Authority is aimed at preventing bribery in public office. Declaration of personal assets and revealing conflicts of interest by public office holders and state officials will help prevent abuse of public office.
- Approaching the state’s prevention measures systematically and with social engagement, in particular, with regard to implementing the NIAS in high-risk sectors.
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Partnership that protects, Partnership that protects
Governance & public administration, Rule of law & human rights
Anti-corruption, Good government
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