EU4Accountability - Empowered Civil Society for Increased Social Accountability in Moldova
EU4Accountability empowers Moldovan civil society organisations’ (CSOs) to better perform their role as actors of governance to improve social accountability of the local and central government of Moldova. It does so by strengthening the capacity of more than 50 grassroot organisations from 10 districts to participate in, monitor and advocate for greater public accountability and to take part in policy dialogue with the Local Public Authorities (LPAs) and the central government.
Through a series of capacity development activities, joint monitoring, advocacy actions, and networking workshops, civil society and public authorities will be empowered to co-design local public policies in the wide social sphere through consultations throughout the budget cycle. A learning-by-doing approach will allow the capacitated CSOs to establish meaningful local partnerships and alliances with LPAs that will result in change-making coalitions to close the accountability gap and respond to the needs of communities.
Taking stock of the evidence and lessons gathered throughout the project, a nationwide, participatory policy dialogue will bring together CSOs and Government officials to design a Participatory Policy Assessment and develop a consensual Roadmap for Reforms as to address the challenges to effective social accountability and participation of all in local governance. This Roadmap will be further monitored by the Moldovan Civil Society to support its implementation and foster locally-owned policy changes.
The Action aims to improve social accountability of the local and central government of Moldova (general objective) by strengthening the capacity of local, grassroot Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to participate in, monitor, and advocate for greater public accountability and to participate in the policy dialogue with the Local Public Authorities (LPAs) and the central government (specific objectives).
- Moldovan CSOs' competencies to participate, monitor and advocate for greater public accountability with a focus on budget related social accountability mechanisms are strengthened.
- Budget related social accountability mechanisms are employed in 10 districts.
- Local CSOs are engaged in policy dialogue at local and national levels to improve social accountability