Core area “Climate and energy, just transition” Fostering municipal development

A large proportion of people in Moldova, especially in rural areas, has inadequate access to basic services such as water supply, sanitation and waste management. Municipalities lack the resources to maintain the infrastructure in line with needs.

Landscape near Chisinau
Landscape near Chisinau

In order to improve the living conditions of Moldovans and contribute to environmental protection, the BMZ assists authorities in providing municipal and social infrastructure.

Advice is being provided to the Moldovan government on the development of responsive, participatory regional development policies. The BMZ assists municipalities and districts in implementing national strategies, developing local infrastructure and improving their services in the fields of water and wastewater, waste management, and energy efficiency.

Facts and figures Results of German activities from 2015 to 2021

  • More than 200,000 people have been given access to improved sanitation and wastewater disposal.
  • More than 80,000 people are benefiting from improved waste management with regular waste collection, local collection points and waste segregation.
  • Increased energy efficiency at hospitals has not only improved working conditions for medical personnel but also treatment conditions for over 24,000 patients a year.
  • Since 2005, some 400,000 people have benefited from the development of social infrastructure. Among other things, drinking water supplies for some 15,000 people were put in place between 2018 and 2020. The construction of pavements, street lighting and recreational areas has significantly improved the quality of life of some 43,000 people in 18 small towns and villages.
  • Civic participation formats have enabled over 11,000 people to be directly involved in the forming of political opinions and political decision-making, for example in the drafting of 25 local development plans for public authorities.

As at: 10/07/2023