LOCOMO Programm - Unterstützung von Gemeinden in Moldau - EK Mittel

Contract partner: Diverse Träger Country: Moldau Funding amount: € 7.376.000,00 Project start: 01.01.2022 End: 31.12.2025

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall objective (impact level) is to improve the quality of life and to address the economic and social consequences of COVID-19 in selected local communities of the Republic of Moldova, thus contributing to their longer-term resilience.

Expected results

Expected results under Output 2 - Improved public infrastructure and public utilities performance in the selected local communities:

1) Extended water distribution or sewerage networks/on-site sanitation and waste management facilities in place ensuring increased coverage of Water Supply & Sanitation (WSS) and Solid Waste Management (SWM)Services;

2) Improved existing WSS and SWM infrastructure to ensure that reliable and safely managed public services are provided adapted to future challenges such as climate Change;

3) Improved capacity of operators, Local Public Authorities (LPA) and relevant local stakeholders to fulfil their respective roles in provision of high-quality and sustainable operation and maintenance of WSS and SWM infrastructure;

4) Women fully and effectively participate and realise equal business, job and leadership opportunities along all parts of service chains throughout all activities under Output 2.

Expected results under Output 3 (partly by GIZ and partly by ADA) - Diversified economic opportunities outside agriculture in the selected local communities:

Increased capacity of VET institutions to provide labour market relevant services.


Target group / Beneficiaries

The final beneficiary is the population of the Republic of Moldova, including women, youth and vulnerable groups, with a focus on citizens of the selected localities in the Rayons Edine?, Leova and Str??eni (approx. 27,564 direct and indirect beneficiaries):

- selected Local Public Authorities;

- Water utilities and waste management providers;

- VET-institutions (pedagogical and administrative staff, and approx. 1,000 students);


- Provision of reliable sources of drinking water shifting from commonly used shallow wells (e.g. connection to existing networks, construction of deep boreholes)

- Water Resources Management measures to adapt to climate change effects- Implement sustainable solutions for sanitation in rural areas

- Provision of systematic and integrated solutions for SWM services

- Increase service coverage at institutional level, against the COVID-19 background, with a focus on schools incl. VET schools, kindergartens, social care centres and health facilities (e.g. connect institutions to new water systems and sanitation and solid waste service chains, upgrade water and sanitation or waste management facilities, also energy supply within selected institutions)

- Rehabilitation, protection or upgrading of existing infrastructure to increase resilience against stressors such as climate change, incl. solar pumping solution, nature-based solutions and green infrastructure measures aiming at the improvement of water resource management (e.g. rain water harvesting) and water use efficiency, reduction of non-revenue water, creation of water retention areas, increase of soil infiltration and afforestation.

- Analyse WSS and SWM from a service chain perspective to work towards technical, logistical and financial functionality; including female and youth service providers along the entire chain

- Provision of equipment and tools for operational performance improvements

- Based on needs assessment, accompanying capacity development for operators in technical, managerial and financial management areas: esp. to gradually reduce non-revenue water and ability to manage risks e.g. by development of water safety plans.

- Inclusive and gender-sensitive awareness raising campaigns addressing current and future clients, and the public in general, in cooperation with LPAs

public awareness raising campaigns (see above)

- Involvement of LPAs along the entire management cycle of individual measures (“training on the job”) with a view at developing capacity for future direct implementation arrangements of externally and nationally funded projects

- Support to local governments combatting COVID-19 through support of selected activities under response plan/ strategy if existing or established under output 1

- Development of the policy framework regarding VET education



The budget provision for this Project is EUR 14.576 million: EU (6550-00/2022) contributing EUR 7.376 million and ADC (6550-01/2022) with Euro 7.2 million.

The total budget for EU4Moldova: Local Communities is EUR 21,949,413:

EU EUR 13,796,000

ADA EUR 7,200,000

BMZ EUR 953,413

EU4Moldova: Local Communities (LOCOMO) is a Team Europe Initiative (TEI) and financed under the European Neighbourhood Instrument. The cooperation between the Republic of Moldova and the European Union (EU) takes place within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) for the Eastern Neighbourhood countries - the Eastern Partnership.


project number 6550-00/2022
source of funding EU
sector Andere multisektorielle Maßnahmen
modality Project-type interventions
marker Environment: 2, Climate change mitigation: 1, Climate change adaptation: 2, Gender: 1, Democracy: 2
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.