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MFA annual action plan

In implementing development cooperation projects promoted by the MFA, the following objectives are taken into account:

  • Connecting the priorities for the period 2012-2015 to a revised national ODA approach, consistent with the global changes;
  • Coordination with other foreign policy instruments: political dialogue, commercial and economic relations, participation in international missions;
  • Upholding Romania’s engagement towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals;
  • Enhancing the impact of Romanian ODA towards consolidating Romania’s contribution to the envisaged development effort and enhancing the visibility in relation to the partner states as well as in the framework of EU’s development cooperation policies;
  • Promoting the national expertise and using it in institutions, NGOs and the private sector in Romania in implementing development cooperation projects;
  • Establishing an engagement and a medium and long term (predictable and consistent) vision based on a multiannual programming based on careful monitored and evaluated results;
  • Strengthening the MFA’s capacity of implementing the ODA policy. 

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Bilateral and trilateral assistance


I.        Republic of Moldova


II.       Georgia

  • Raising Awareness on the Europeanization process in Georgia – 50,800
  • Socio-economic empowerment of conflict affected, displaced persons through durable livelihood activities – 50,000 EUR


III.      Egypt

  • Technical Assistance for Development and Civic Education in Egypt – 40,000 EUR
  • Building capacity of veterinary services in Egypt in epidemiology and risk assessment field – 50,000 EUR


IV.      Projects for the benefit of other states in the Black Sea Extended Region and the Middle East and North Africa

  • Training Programme for Diplomats from the Arab States – 40000 EUR
  • Supporting Electronic National Identity Management in Afghanistan – 80.000 USD
  • Romania – Palestine - A Bridge for Education – 40000 USD
  • Strengthening Surveillance Capacity on the ‘Green’ and ‘Blue’ Border between the Republic of Belarus and Ukraine (SURCAP Phase II) – 20.000 EUR
  • Romania's experience in democratic transition and education for Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova – 50.000 EUR
  • Strengthening Armenia's Labour Migration Management Capacities towards Enhanced Democracy and Good Governance – 70.000 EUR.
  • Capacity building in border management through training of trainers in Romania – 80.000 USD
  • Training course in the field of Public Order addressed to the Afghan National Civil Order Police – 45.000 USD

 

Mulilateral assistance (thematic projects and core contributions )

V.       Thematic projects

  • “Post-conflict Reconstruction and Stabilisation" training programme – 40.000 USD.
  • European Endowment for Democracy (EED) – 80.000 USD
  • Black Sea NGO Forum- 50.000 EUR
  • Strong Networks for Children – 42.000 USD
  • Promoting integrity and anticorruption at the local level in the Eastern Partnership Area – 80.000 EUR
  • Mapping Romania’s democratization and state-building expertise – 60.000 USD
  • Electoral Assistance Programme 2015 – 50.000 USD


VI.      Core contributions

  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – 100.000 USD
  • Council of Europe – 40.000 EUR
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – 40.000 EUR
  • United Nations Democracy Fund  – 50.000 USD
  • UN Department of Political Affairs – 30.000 USD

 

VII.     Development education and public awareness raising assistance


Humanitarian assistance – 200.000 EUR

Republic of Moldova - RON 41,828,050


  • Increasing the access of children to early education in the Republic of Moldova, implemented by The Social Investment Fund in the Republic of Moldova - RON 13,500,000
  • Support for the socially vulnerable categories of the population in the Republic of Moldova in the cold season by supplying coal for heating, implemented by the Ministry of Economy of the  Republic of Moldova - RON 9,000,000
  • Renovation of the Institute „Mother and Child”, implemented by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Moldova, via the Mother and Child Institute - RON 4,500,000
  • Renovation of the building hosting the "The Organ Hall" of Chisinau, implemented by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Moldova - RON 4,500,000
  • Restored space for a new image and quality of the display spaces of the National Arts Museum of the Republic of Moldova, implemented by the National Art Museum of the Republic of Moldova, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Moldova - RON 4,500,000
  • Renovation of the building which hosts the Republican Music- Drama Theatre „B.P. Hasdeu” of Cahul, implemented by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Moldova - RON 3,600,000
  • Laboratory for identifying the pesticide residues in plants, soil and non-animal production, implemented by Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry of the Republic of Moldova - RON 700,000
  • Capacity building of the National Integrity Commission of the Republic of Moldova, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Republic of Moldova - RON 462,000
  • The building where grapes are being packaged in Costeşti, implemented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - RON 280,000
  • Local Public Policies by Social Consensus , implemented by Partners for Local Development Foundation (PLDF) and UNDP Republic of Moldova - RON 227,500
  • Strengthening legal principles and good governance in SEE, implemented by Austrian Development Agency - RON 225,000
  • Training programme for the public administration staff in the Republic of Moldova, implemented by the Romanian Diplomatic Institute, UNDP Regional Center for Europe and Central Asia - RON 172,800
  • Development as a solution for the reconciliation of the Transnistrian conflict, implemented by the „Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu - RON 91,000
  • Communication strategy for promoting the image of the European Union in the Republic of Moldova: ”Winning the hearts and minds”, implemented by Factory of image (contracted) and the Embassy of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Chisinau - RON 69,750

 

Ukraine - RON 276,500

 

Georgia - RON 350,000

  • Supporting the process of liberalization of visas in Georgia by granting assistance in private data protection and anti-discrimination, implemented by the Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE) - RON 210,000
  • Disaster Risk Reduction – a way to sustainable development, implemented by Caritas Confederation of Romania - RON 140,000

 

Afghanistan - RON 252,000

  • “Management of training” course for the Afghan police, implemented by the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Jandarmerie, UNDP Regional Center for Europe and Central Asia - RON 140,000
  • Training programme for young Afghan diplomats, implemented by the Romanian Diplomatic Institute, UNDP Regional Center for Europe and Central Asia - RON 112,000

 

The Black Sea Extended Region - RON 350,000

 

 

Thematic projects - 834,200

  • Capacity building of the electoral authorities and other relevant target groups in the ODA partner countries, implemented by the Permanent Electoral Authority of Romania and UNDP Regional Center for Europe and Central Asia - RON 413,000
  • Mobility fund for government experts, implemented by the UNDP Regional Center for Europe and Central Asia - RON 288,000
  • Training programme ”Post-conflict Reconstruction and Stabilization”, implemented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNDP Regional Center for Europe and Central Asia   RON 133,200


Development Education - RON 771,500

  • Continuation of the communication campaign in the field of international development and strengthening capacity building of the MFA, implemented by the UNDP Regional Center for Europe and Central Asia - RON 396,000
  • Romania is showing solidarity in the world, implemented by the Civil Society Development Foundation (FDCS) - RON 231,000
  • Romanian Development Camp, 7th edition, implemented by the Romanian NGDO Platform (FOND)- RON 144,500

 

Multilateral contributions - RON 503,200

  • Contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - RON 272,000
  • Contribution to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) - RON 180,200
  • Contribution to the United Nations Women (UN Women) - RON 51,000

 

Humanitarian Assistance - 1,427,700

Syria - RON 325,600

  • Humanitarian aid for the Palestinian refugees in Syria - RON 162,800
  • Humanitarian assistance - RON 162,800

Serbia - RON 213,000

Palestine - RON 175,000

Bosnia and Herzegovina - RON 142,000

Humanitarian assistance for countries affected by Ebola - RON 140,000

Ukraine - RON 106,500

Republic of Moldova - RON 3,117,073 (EUR 701,157.57)

 

  • Improving the availability and reliability of regional statistics for decision makers in the Republic of Moldova, implemented by the National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova, Romanian National Institute of Statistics - RON 396,765 (EUR 90,000)
  • Training course for junior diplomats in the Republic of Moldova, implemented by UNDP Regional Centre for Europe and Central Asia, Romanian Diplomatic Institute - RON 172,980.12 (EUR 38,840.51)
  • Increasing the trust between Chisinau and Tiraspol: consolidatingthe trust between Chisinau and Tiraspol as a premise for extending thepolitical stabilization process by utilizing trust creating measures (CBM), implemented by UNDP Republic of Moldova, Institute for Development and Social Initiatives „Viitorul” - RON 132,129.36 (EUR 29,700)
  • Capacity building of the Carabineer Troops in the Republic of Moldova, implemented by UNDP Regional Centre for Europe and Central Asia, General Inspectorate of the Romanian Gendarmerie - RON 398,181.56 (EUR 89,172.40)
  • Institutional capacity building and development of the Bureau for Migration and Asylum − building the normative and institutional framework for a better governance of the migration and asylum system in the Republic of Moldova, implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) - RON 667,200 (EUR 150,000)
  • Think Tank Forum EU – the Republic of Moldova, implemented by the Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE) - RON 381,188.85 (EUR 85,895.90)
  • The efficient re-socialization of minors in detention, by creating an educational centre in the Republic of Moldova, implemented by the Department of Penitentiary Institutions of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Moldova - RON 392,722.53 (EUR 88,236.39)
  • Effective anti-discrimination policies and mechanisms in the Republic of Moldova, implemented by the Institute for Public Policy (IPP) - RON 177,204.87 (EUR 39,789.13)
  • Enhancing the capacity of national institutions for organising the population and housing census in the Republic of Moldova, implemented by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Republic of Moldova - RON 398,700.71 (EUR 89,523)

 

Egypt - RON 596,668 (EUR 134,773.13)

  • Strengthening the democratic process in Egypt, implemented by UNDP Egypt - RON 333,300 (EUR 75,603.94)
  • Further development of the institutional capacity of relevant Egyptian institutions to prevent corruption and money laundering, and strengthening the relevant Egyptian institutions by completing the UNODC EGY/X49 project - "Support measures to combat corruption and money laundering, and promoting the recovery of assets in Egypt”, funded by the European Union, implemented by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) - RON 263,368 (EUR 59,169.19)

 

Ukraine - RON 301,141.14 (EUR 67,839.27)

  • Project for strengthening the participation of the civil society in Ukraine, implemented by the Council of Europe, Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine - RON 88,840 (EUR 20,000)
  • The second edition of the Romania – Ukraine Civic Forum, implemented by the Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE) - RON 212,301.14 (EUR 47,839.27)

 

Palestine

  • "Women active in the community, responsible in the family. Increasing the participation of women from Bethlehem and Hebron region, Palestine in social life", implemented by the Foundation for the Development of Peoples (FDP) - RON 212,301.14 (EUR 47,839.27)

 

Afghanistan

  • Achieving the MDGs through peace building: Capacity building in the transition to democracy process, community-based dialogue and peacekeeping operations for international actors, at the national and local levels in Afghanistan, implemented by the Romanian Peace Institute PATRIR - RON 176,498.01 (EUR 39,630.41)

 

North Africa and Middle East - RON 429,822.11 (EUR 96,454.42)

  • Training programme for diplomats from the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), implemented by UNDP Regional Centre for Europe and Central Asia, Romanian Diplomatic Institute - RON 212,577.50 (EUR 47,731.61)
  • Seminar „Political parties - key factors in the political development” (Bucharest, 18-19 October 2013), implemented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania - RON 84,871.10 (EUR 19,000)
  • Needs assessment mission in the field of veterinary and food safety in countries in the MENA region, implemented by the Romanian National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (RNSVFSA) - RON 132,373.51 (EUR 29,722.81)

 

Wider Black Sea Region - RON 398,004.1 (EUR 89,366.82)

 

Thematic projects

  • The Mobility Fund for the transfer of Romanian expertise in transition towards the regions of interest and partner states, implemented by UNDP Regional Centre for Europe and Central Asia - RON 176,052 (EUR 39,737.26)
  • Contribution to the European Endowment for Democracy for supporting the Eastern and Sothern neighborhoods, implemented by the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) - RON 446,690 (EUR 100,000)

 

Development Education - RON 784,967.21 (EUR 176,657.76)

  • Romanian Development Camp, implemented by the Romanian Federation of NGOs for Development (FOND) - RON 176,969.20 (EUR 39,632.09)
  • Drafting and implementing the National Communication and Awareness _ Raising Strategy and ensuring transparency of the ODA policy, implemented by UNDP Regional Centre for Europe and Central Asia - RON 431,500 (EUR 97,395.26)
  • TI-RO-DEV: Training young Romanian experts in the field of international development, implemented by the Romanian Association for International Cooperation and Development (ARCADIA) - RON 176,498.01 (EUR 39,631.41)

 

Multilateral contributions - RON 978,190 (EUR 219,275.94)

  • Contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - RON 446,100 (EUR 100,000)
  • Contribution to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) - RON 111,525 (EUR 25,000)
  • Contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) - RON 97,950 (EUR 21,956.96)
  • Contribution to United Nations Women (UN Women) - RON 32,650 (EUR 7,318.98)
  • Contribution to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) - RON 289,965 (EUR 65,000)

 

Humanitarian assistance

Syria

  • Humanitarian aid for the Syrian refugees in Turkey - RON 172,600 (EUR 38,799.60)
  • Humanitarian assistance for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon - RON 166,650 (EUR 37,973.39)
  • Humanitarian assistance - RON 326,500 (EUR 73,189.86)

Mali - RON 101,802 (EUR 22,858.36)

Afghanistan - RON 130,600 (EUR 29,275.94)

Palestine - RON 117,540 (EUR 26,348.35)

Philippines - RON 669,150 (EUR 150,000)

Republic of Moldova - RON 3,699,549.88 (EUR 826,800.87)


  • The establishment of a laboratory equipped to determine the level of pesticide residues in plants, soil and vegetable products, implemented by the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (NSVFSA) - RON 1,342,860 (EUR 300,000)
  • Ensuring blood transfusion assistance for medical institutions in South of the Republic of Moldova, implemented by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Moldova - RON 671,430 (EUR 150,000)

  • Strengthening institutional crime fighting abilities, by developing a Data Analysis Unit within the Police Department in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republic of Moldova, implemented by the UNDP Republic of Moldova & Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republic of Moldova - RON 446,642.4 (EUR 99,920)

  • Improving the availability and reliability of regional statistics for decision makers in the Republic of Moldova, implemented by the UNDP Republic of Moldova & National Bureau of Statistics of Republic of Moldova & Romanian National Institute of Statistics - RON 415,710 (EUR 93,000)

  • Training course for diplomats in the Republic of Moldova (training course in diplomacy and international relations), implemented by the UNDP Romania & Romanian Diplomatic Institute - RON 179,048 (EUR 40,000)

  • Council of Europe programme for confidence building between Chişinău and Tiraspol, implemented by the Council of Europe - RON 313,334 (EUR 70,000)

  • Contributions to development of the partnership between Romania and the Republic of Moldova, implemented by USAID, RON 151,477.48 (EUR 33,880.87)

  • The 3rd edition of the NGO Forum Romania – Republic of Moldova, implemented by the Romanian NGDO Platform (FOND), RON 179,048 (EUR 40,000)

 

Georgia

  • Inguri Bridge Rehabilitation: “Human Security and Social Integration in Georgia”, implemented by UNDP Georgia - RON 542,080 (EUR 121,270.69)

 

Egypt

  • Project for democratic governance in Egypt, implemented by UNDP Cairo - RON 508,200 (EUR 113,691.27)

 

Belarus

  • Council of Europe project of assistance for civil society and independent mass media in Belarus, implemented by the Council of Europe - RON 223,500 (EUR 50,000)

 

Afghanistan

  • Training programme in Diplomacy and International Relations for Afghan diplomats, implemented by UNDP Romania & Romanian Diplomatic Institute - RON 201,429 (EUR 45,000)

 

North Africa

  • Strengthening institutional capacity of Electoral Management Bodies (EMB’s) in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, implemented by UNDP Romania & Romanian Permanent Electoral Authority - RON 223,810 (EUR 50,000)

 

Wider Black Sea Region

  • The 5th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum, implemented by the Romanian NGDO Platform (FOND) - RON 268,572 (EUR 60,000)

 

Thematic projects - RON 492,382 (EUR 110,000)

  • Development of civilian capacities in post-conflict reconstruction, implemented by UNDP Romania - RON 268,572 (EUR 60,000)
  • Joint Regional Programme of the Council of Europe’s Development Bank for refugees and internally displaced persons, implemented by Council of Europe’s Development Bank - RON 223,810 (EUR 50,000)

 

Development education - 940,002 RON (210,000 EUR)

  • Romanian Development Camp, implemented by Romanian NGDO Platform (FOND) RON 179,048 (EUR 40,000)
  • Creation and implementation of the National Strategy for communication and transparency on ODA , implemented by UNDP Romania RON 537,144 (EUR 120,000)
  • Romanian Democratization Toolkit, implemented by UNDP Romania RON 223,810 (EUR 50,000)

 

Multilateral contributions - RON 1,788,000 (EUR 400,000)

  • Contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - RON 804,600 (EUR 180,000)
  • Contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - RON 447,000 (EUR 100,000)
  • Contribution to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) - RON 312,900 (EUR 70,000)
  • Contribution to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) - RON 223,500 (EUR 50,000)

 

Humanitarian assistance - RON 1,050,105 (EUR 234,602.75)

Syria - RON 691,635 (EUR 154,602.75)

  • Through the International Organization for Migration - RON 71,770 (EUR 16,020.09)
  • Through the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - RON 179,425 (EUR 40,050.22)
  • Assistance for the Syrian refugees in Jordan, provided through the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization - RON 440,440 (EUR 98,532,44)

Sahel

  • Through World Food Programme (WFP) - RON 134,970 (EUR 30,000)

Republic of Moldova

  • Funds transferred directly to the Government of the Republic of Moldova - RON 223,500 (EUR 50,000)


I. Contributions to the benefit of the priority countries

Republic of Moldova

  • Support to the Republic of Moldova’s public administration, aimed mainly at the ministries dealing with the European Integration by mobilizing Moldovan citizens’ expertise who work outside Moldova (implemented by UNDP and UNFPA) - RON 438,850 

  • Providing technical assistance to the Government of the Republic of Moldova in the process of harmonization of the national legislation with the ‘acquis communautaire’ in areas as energy, transportation, agriculture (implemented by UNDP), and to support transitional capacity for the public administration, the project supporting the Republic of Moldova in its EU integration approach - RON 438,850 

  • Romania’s contribution with technical assistance to the elaboration of a strategy regarding research and innovation in the Republic of Moldova (implemented by UNDP). This project had focused on the elaboration of analyzing reports on the global trends in science and technology, and analysis of the governance system of science and innovation in the Republic of Moldova - RON 416,907.5 

  • Assistance aimed to support the modernization of the practices employed by the carabineer troops in areas such as public order and public safety (implemented by UNDP and the Romanian Gendarmerie). The project consisted in performing six study and training visits mainly focused on crisis management intended for officers and sub officers of the Moldovan carabineers, at the Training Center of Gendarmes Personnel, in Ochiuri village, Dâmboviţa district - RON 254,533 

  • Support for the development of registry for small arms at the benefit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Republic of Moldova (implemented by UNDP). The project aims to improve and integrate state border control and integration of the Moldovan state in the Schengen area - RON 368,135 

  • Training addressed to nine senior officials from the Republic of Moldova (implemented by the Romanian Diplomatic Institute) - RON 49,560 

  • The project aiming to strengthen the confidence between Chişinău and Tiraspol in areas such as education and civil society (implemented by the Council of Europe). The project focused on information or investigation visits to evaluate the capacity of mass-media to promote the solving of the Transnistrian conflict and encourage the dialogue between Chişinău and Tiraspol - RON 351,080 

  • Organizing the 2nd Edition of the NGO Forum between Romania and the Republic of Moldova (financed through UNDP and implemented by FOND – Federation of Romanian Non-Governmental Organizations for Development). This activity was attended by Romanian and Moldovan personalities from the governmental and nongovernmental structures. The main subject of this activity was represented by Romania – Republic of Moldova relationships from the past 2 years regarding the civic and political area - RON 206,500 

  • The continuation of the project implemented in partnership with Germany regarding the local public services modernization and regional development (implemented in cooperation with GIZ and SIDA); the project took place in Cahul, Roşu village and targets the implementation of a sewage system focused on the improvement of sanitation level and living conditions of the inhabitants - RON 859,500  

 

Georgia 

  •  The consolidation of trust and post-conflict reconstruction in Abhazia (implemented by UNDP) - RON 998,850 

  • The organization of the first edition of the European Cooperation Initiative dedicated to the civil society representatives from Romania and Georgia (implemented by UNDP) - RON 123,900 

 

Republic of Serbia

  • Strengthening of the rural development networks in Serbia, 3rd phase of the project financed by Romania in 2007 and 2010. The project aims to contribute to the increase of the living standards and level of sanitation in rural areas. In this regard, on 5th of the July 2011 was signed an agreement between Romania and UNDP Serbia for the implementation and the financing of the third phase of the ‘Partnerships for Revitalization of Rural Areas in Serbia - RON 643,350 

 

II. Projects for targeted states

Iraq

  • Training program in the field of public order management and human rights for 20 Iraqi police officers. The projects in Iraq have focused on improving public services, human rights, fighting on corruption. The project was implemented in collaboration with the EUJUS LEX Iraq, and involved trainings and visits to different institutions. The first initiative was in September 2011, and consisted in an anti-corruption phenomenon course being coordinated by the Romanian Office of the Prosecutor of the High Court of Cassation and Justice, and EUJUST LEX Iraq - RON 111,677,250
  • Two training programs on compliance with the human rights standards for 12 officers from the Iraqi prison system. Within this project there were paid visits in September and October 2011 to some prisons and prison hospitals in the north-western region of Romania - RON 131,385 

  • Working visit at the expert level to strengthen the institutional capacity of Iraqi authorities to fight against corruption (implemented by the EUJUST LEX) - RON 74,451.5 

 

III. Contributions to the benefit of other countries and regions

Belarus

  • Creating a communication platform for the civil society representatives from Belarus (implemented by the Council of Europe). The strategic objective of the project refers to the approach of Belarus to join the EU and strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations and independent media from Belarus to progress in the fields of democracy and law enforcement, and human rights. In order to implement this program, there have been organized conferences, seminars and visits on topics as: the support for victims of war, the abolition of death penalty, the role of civil society. Moreover, a public information point belonging to the Council of Europe was established in Minsk - RON 218,975 

 

Caucasus and Central Asia

  • Training program for Central Asian experts, on ensuring drinking water supply to the population, urban sewage and waste-water treatment - RON 276,710 
  • Training of experts from Central Asian Region regarding protection and sustainable use of water resources - RON 148,680 

  • Training program offered by the Romanian Diplomatic Institute to ten diplomats from Caucasus and Central Asia - RON 210,648 

 

Black Sea Region

  • Contribution to the 4th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum. The forum aims to strengthen the cooperation between the non-governmental organizations from Romania and the development assistance beneficiary countries in the Wider Black Sea Region - RON 219,425 

 

North Africa (Egypt and Tunisia)

  • International workshop on North Africa and Eastern Europe: viewpoints and shared experiences of transition – a bridge over 20 years dedicated to Tunisian and Egyptian personnel involved in the organization and observation of elections - RON 109,712.5 

  • Strengthen the democratic process in Egypt - RON 83,037.5 

  • Supporting the transitional justice and judicial reform in Tunisia - RON 83,037.5 

 

IV. Thematic projects

  • Two Post Conflict Reconstruction and Stabilization – key challenges and responses” - RON 219,425  

 

V. Development education and public awareness 

  • Romanian Development Camp – the 4th Edition - RON 219,425 

 

VI. Multilateral contributions to international funds and organizations

  • Last contribution of Romania to the Neighborhood Investment Facility – NIF – RON 428,250;

  • Contribution to the UNHCR – RON 432,200; 
  • Contribution to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – RON 214,125;
  • Contribution to the Global Fund for combating HIV/AIDS (BIRD) – RON 425,950;
  • Contribution to the Education for All Fund (BIRD) – RON 437,950; 
  • Contribution to the Global Environment Facility – Least Developed Countries – RON 648,300; 
  • Contribution to the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) – RON 218,975; 
  • Global Initiative to Eradicate Poliomyelitis (UN Foundation) – RON 61,800.

 

VII. Humanitarian aid

  • Pakistan (through the International Committee of the Red Cross) – RON 218,975;
  • Thailand (through the Thai Red Cross) – RON 108,275;
  • Libya (through  the United Nations Mine Action Centre (UNMAS) for the demining program in Libya, including the revised UN Regional Flash Appeal for the Libyan Crisis) – RON 389,790;  
  • Afghanistan (contribution to the program concerning the reintegration of internally displaced persons, managed by the United Nations Office for Refugees (UNHCR) and included in the UN Consolidated Appeal for Afghanistan 2012) – RON 216,550;
  • Palestine ( through  the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees  in the Near East for the „cash for work” program held in Gaza, and included in the UN Consolidated Appeal for Palestinian Territories for 2011 – RON 173,240.

 

VIII. Additional costs 

  • Costs associated with the transfer of ODA funds – approximately RON 10,122.5.

 

I. Contributions to the benefit of priority countries

Republic of Moldova: 1,991,072 EUR

  • Implementation program of the sanitary-veterinary legislation in the field of hygiene and animal origin products – 300,000 EUR;
  • Assistance of the consolidation of the Informational Marketing Centre (IMC) at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry in the Republic of Moldova – 150,000 EUR;
  • Professional training program for diplomats and public servants – 67,000 EUR;
  • The recovery of the headquarters in which the Cahul Regional Blood Transfusion Centre is to function – 140,000 EUR;
  • The development of Chişinău municipality, implemented by UNDP Moldova: implementing an electronic management system in order to improve the services rendered to the citizens of Chişinău – 200,000 EUR;
  • Projects aiming at consolidating measures of trust between Chişinău and Tiraspol in the fields of education and civil society, implemented by The Council of Europe – 134,000 EUR;
  • Conducting of the agricultural census in The Republic of Moldova, in partnership with SIDA and FAO – 500,000 EUR;
  • Modernization of the local public services, in partnership with GTZ (German Technical Cooperation). Ensuring drinking water to the inhabitants of the Village Rosu, in Cahul district – 500,000 EUR;

 

Georgia: 300,000 EUR

  • Implementation of the programme ″Support protection and Promotion of Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities and Establishment of Enabling Environment for Provision of Better Servicies in Georgia″ - UNDP Georgia – 300,000 EUR;

 

Serbia: 200,000 EUR

  • Phase II of the project ″Strenghtening of Rural Capital Networks″, unfolded by UNDP Serbia – 200,000 EUR.

 

II. Contributions to the benefit of the priority regions:

Eastern Europe: 600,000 EUR

  • Contribution to the  ″Neighborhood Investment Facility″: Financing infrastructure in the proximity region from Eastern Europe – 500,000 EUR;
  • Co-finance, in cooperation with UNODC, of a legislation study  in the domain of international penalty implementation among the countries of South-East Europe: Strengthening the legal regime against terrorism – 100,000 EUR;

 

The Black Sea: 50,051 EUR

  • Organisation of the 2010 edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum. Collaboration of NGO’s in the region in order to create and strenghten partnerships; held in Constanta during 22 and 23 November – 50,051 EUR.

 

III. Contributions to the benefit of other regions:

Lebanon: Palestinian Territories: 100,000 EUR  

  • Contribution to the UN Agency activity for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) for the refugees from the Nahr el-Bared camp (Lebanon) – 100,000 EUR;

 

Haiti: 50,000 EUR

  • Humanitarian aid, contribution to WFP, as a response to UN’s Emergency call  consequently to the earthquake in January 2010 – 50,000 EUR;

 

Pakistan: 100,000 EUR

  • Humanitarian aid, contribution to the ICRC’s Emergency call as a consequence of the Pakistan floods in 2010 – 100,000 EUR.

 

IV. Contributions to other projects:

  • Course on Post-conflict Reconstruction, 2nd edition, implemented by the Romanian MFA in cooperation with UNDP Romania – 50,000 EUR.

 

V. Contributions to actions in the domain of development education and sensitization:

  • Romania’s participation to the European Days of Development (Brussels, 6-7 December 2010) The project was implemented through UNDP Romania – 10,545 EUR.

 

VI. Contributions to the benefit of multilateral organizations (with no specific geographical destination):

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD): 100,000 EUR

  • Education For All Fund – 50,000 EUR;
  • Fighting against the HIV/ AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Fund – 50,000 EUR;

 

United Nations (UN): 170,000 EUR

  •  Contribution to the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF/UNFCCC) – 100,000 EUR;
  •  Contribution to the UN Committee Special destination Fund for sustainability – 20,000 EUR;
  •  Contribution to the United Nations emergency fund (CERF) – 50,000 EUR.

 

 

Based on the above information, the humanitarian emergency aid granted from the MFA’s ODA budget for 2010 amounted to 200,000 EUR, representing 5.3% of the total ODA budget. It was deducted as follows:

  • Haiti: Humanitarian aid, contribution to WFP as a response to UN’s Emergency call consequently to the earthquake in January 2010 – 50,000 EUR;
  • Pakistan:  Humanitarian aid, contribution to the ICRC’s Emergency call  as a consequence of the Pakistan floods in 2010 – 100,000 EUR;
  • Contribution to the United Nations emergency fund (CERF) – 50,000 EUR.

 

Abbreviations

CERF – UN Central Emergency Response Fund

FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization

GTZ – German Technical Cooperation

IBRD – International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

ICRC – International Committee of the Red Cross

MAI – Ministry of Administration and Interior

MFA – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

ODA – Official Development Assistance

SCCF – Special Climate Change Fund

SIDA – Swedish International Development Agency

UNDP – United Nations Development Program

UNFCCC – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNO – United Nations Organization

UNODC – United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime

UNRWA – United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

WB – World Bank

WFP – World Food Program

 

I. Contributions to the benefit of priority countries  

Republic of Moldova: 138,686 EUR

  • Building capacity for coordination of social security for migrant workers (implemented by ILO). Project to strengthen the administrative capacity of the Moldovan authorities in order to ensure the transfer of social security benefits, conducted in cooperation with ILO – 100,000 EUR;
  • The training of trainers in the field of management and border security, program designed for 15 eligible ODA Asian countries (including Afghanistan), for Iraq, Moldova and Georgia (managed by ILO) – budget 343,592 USD (approximately 250,000 EUR), from which for the Republic of Moldova, 53.000 USD (about 38,686 EUR);

 

Georgia: 443,145 EUR

  • Project on “Evaluation of commercial competitiveness and export potential and the implementation of a developing program for Georgia”. The project was implemented in cooperation with the International Trade Centre (ITC Geneva) – 93,145 EUR;
  • Contribution to UNHCR’s annual general budget for Georgia – 50,000 EUR;
  • Assisting the socio-economic integration of internally displaced persons (IDPs) (implemented by UNHCR Tbilisi) – 300, 000 EUR;

 

Republic of Serbia: 70,000 EUR

  • Contribution to the budget of UNHCR for the Republic of Serbia – 70,000 EUR.

 

II. Contributions to the benefit of the countries in attention

Afghanistan: 100.000 EUR

  • Humanitarian emergency aid granted from the World Food Program (WFP) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – 100,000 EUR.

 

III. Contributions to the benefit of the priority regions 

The Black Sea Region: 60,000 EUR

  • Contribution to the 2009 edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum, a project implemented by the Romanian Development NGOs (FOND) in  cooperation with the Romanian MFA, the EC Representation in Romania and the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation – 60,000 EUR;

 

ASEM, Georgia, Irak şi Afganistan: 211,314 EUR

  • The training of trainers in the field of border management and security, program designed for 15 eligible ODA Asian countries (including Afghanistan), for Iraq, Moldova and Georgia – budget: 343,592 USD (about 250,000 EUR) out of which 290,592 USD (about 211,314 EUR) for those states except the Republic of Moldova.

 

IV. Contributions to the benefit of other states

Pakistan: 50,000 EUR

  • Humanitarian emergency aid grantes for ICRC – 50,000 Euro;

 

The Palestinian territories: 100,000 EUR

  • Contribution in achieving the national security strategy and civilian police for the Palestinian territories – 100,000 EUR;

 

Ethiopia: 34,413 EUR

  • Outstanding contribution to the construction of religious and historical museum masterpieces in Axum (according to the financial commitments made in 2008) – 34,413 EUR.

 

V. Contributions to other funds, programs and international agencies, with thematic destination

United Nations (UN): 50,000 EUR

  • United Nations fund for emergency situations (CERF) – 50,000 EUR;

 

World Bank (WB): 75,000 EUR

  • Global Fund to Fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, managed by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) – 75,000 EUR;

 

European Commission (CE): 400,000 EUR

  • The Trust Fund “Neighborhood Investment  Facility Trust Fund” – 400,000 EUR;

 

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Europe (OECD): 100,000 EUR

  • Romania's annual contribution to the OECD Development Centre’s program “Black Sea and Central Asia Initiative” (BfD) – 100,000 EUR.


Based on the above information, the humanitarian emergency aid granted from the MFA’s ODA budget for 2009 amounted to 200,000 EUR, representing 10,91% from ODA’s total budget. It was deducted as follows:

  • Pakistan (through the ICRC) – 50,000 EUR;
  • Afghanistan (through the WFP and ICRC) – 100,000 EUR;
  • UN Fund for Emergency Situations (CERF) – 50,000 EUR.

 

Abbreviations

CERF – UN Central Emergency Response Fund

EC – European Commission

FOND – Romanian Federation of Development Non-governmental Organizations

IBRD – International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

ICRC – International Committee for the Red Cross

ILO – International Labor Organization

MFA – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

ODA – Official Development Assistance

OECD – Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund

UNO – United Nations Organization

WB – World Bank

WFP – World Food Program

 

 I. Contributions to the benefit of priority countries

Republic of Moldova: 177,350 EUR

  • Promotion of access to basic services, human security and social inclusion among vulnerable groups in the Republic of Moldova, implemented by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) – 40,000 EUR;
  • Contribution earmarked to the UN Trust Fund for Electoral Assistance for capacity building programs of the Central Electoral Commission in the context of preparations of the 2009 national elections (implemented by UNDP country office in the Republic of Moldova) – 100,000 EUR;
  • Institutional capacity building to combat human trafficking in the Republic of Moldova (implemented by UNODC) – 50,000 USD (34,200 EUR);
  • Enabling the participation of Moldovan experts in The Hague Conference on Private International Law - Special Committee on Conventions on the certificate, obtaining evidence, reporting and access to justice – 3,150 EUR;

 

Georgia: 159,999 EUR

  • Funding Georgia's participation in the Hague Conference on Private International Law - Special committee for the conventions regarding the signature, the obtaining of the evidences, reporting and access to justice – 3,150 EUR;
  • Modernization of one of the amphitheaters of “Ivane Javakhishvili” Tbilisi State University – 10,000 USD (6,840 EUR);
  • Emergency assistance through World Food Program (WFP) and UNHCR – 150,000 EUR (100,000 EUR through UNHCR and 50,000 Euro through WFP);

 

Republica of Serbia: 120,000 EUR

  • Contribution to the integration of the Roma minority in the Serbian society – Romanian model implementation in three cities (implemented by UNFPA) – 40,000 USD;
  • “Dignified housing and livelihoods solutions for refugees in Serbia” project (implemented by UNHCR) – 80,000 EUR.

 

II. Contributions to the benefit of the countries in attention

Irak: 30,000 EUR

  • Training program in the field of rule of law for Iraqi staff within the National Institute of Magistracy, held in Bucharest under the EUJUST- LEX aegis – 30,000 EUR;

 

Afganistan: 150,000 EUR

  • Financial contribution to the World Food Program (WFP) in Afghanistan – 150,000 EUR.

 

III. Contributions to the benefit of the priority regions

The Black Sea Region: 155,000 EUR

  • The Black Sea NGO Forum -  100,000 EUR;
  • Contribution to the BSECAO Projects Development Fund for a project on migration management and a project on migration management and a project regarding the strengthening of the institutional capacity and cooperation on border control and combating cross-border waste trafficking – 20,000 EUR;
  • The “Black Sea Central Asian Economic Outlook” study (done by OECD) – 35,000 EUR;

 

Caucasus: 62,600 EUR

  • Seminar held in Bucharest under the Council of Europe aegis, between  civil society representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia – 50,000 EUR;
  • The financing contribution to UNODC in order to strengthen the witness protection program in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) – 20,000 USD (12,600 Euro);

 

South-East Europe: 250,000 EUR

  • Contribution to the Investment Committee of South East Europe (SEEIC) - OECD Investment Compact for South East Europe - 250,000 EUR.

 

IV. Contributions to the benefit of other states

The Palestinian Territories: 34,200 EUR

  • Contribution to the Medical Center expansion project in the refugee camp of Msherfeh (promoted by the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees - UNRWA) – 50,000 USD (about 34,200 EUR);

 

Burma/Myanmar- 100,000 EUR

  • Humanitarian Emergency Aid grated to the WHO – 100,000 EUR;

 

China: 200,000 EUR

  • Humanitarian emergency aid offered directly to the government – 200,000 EUR;

 

Africa – funds amounting to 60,587.83 EUR

Lybia: 45,000 EUR

  • Training Program for 10 Libyan diplomats held at the Romanian Diplomatic Institute (RDI) – 45,000 EUR;


Ethiopia: 15,587 EUR

  • Construction of a museum of religious and historical masterpieces in Axum – 15,587.83 EUR*;

*The total amount of the grant agreement signed with the Ministry of Culture and Heritage in Ethiopia amounted to 50,000 EUR, the payment being performed in two installments, from the ODA budget for 2008 and 2009.

 

V. Contributions to other funds, programs and international agencies, with thematic destination

United Nations (UN): 263,680 EUR

  • Contribution to the UNODC Fund for general objectives – 20,000 USD (approximately 13,680 EUR);
  • Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF/UNFCCC) – 100,000 EUR;
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) – 50,000 EUR;
  • United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) – 100,000 EUR;

 

World Trade Organization (WTO): 50,000 EUR

  • Global Investment Fund for the DOHA Agenda – 50,000 EUR;

 

World Bank (WB): 100,000 EUR

  • Global Fund to Fight against the HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (IBRD) – 50,000 EUR;
  • “Education for All” Fund (IBRD) – 50,000 EUR;

 

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE): 10,000 EUR

  • Contribution to the diversification of the election observers of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) - 10,000 EUR.

 

Based on the above information, the humanitarian emergency aid granted from the MFA’s ODA budget for 2008 amounted to 450,000 EUR representing 23.29% from the ODA’s total budget. It is deducted as follows:   

  • Burma/Myanmar (through the WHO) – 100,000 EUR;
  • China (directly to the government) – 200,000 EUR;
  • Georgia (contributions through PAM and UNHCR) – 100,000 EUR through  UNHCR and 50,000 EUR through PAM.

 

Abbreviations

BSECOA – Black Sea and Central Asia Economic Outlook

CERF – UN Central Emergency Response Fund

IBRD – International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

MFA – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

ODA – Official Development Assistance

ODIHR – Office for Democratic Institutions and Human RIghts

OECD – Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

OHCHR – Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

OSCE – Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

PBF – United Nations Peacebuilding Fund

RDI – Romanian Diplomatic Institute

SCCF – Special Climate Change Fund

SEEIC – South-East Europe Investment Committee

UNDEF – United Nations Democracy Fund

UNDP – United Nations Development Program

UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

UNFCCC – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund

UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund

UNO – United Nations Organization

UNODC – United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime

UNRWA – United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

WB – World Bank

WFP – World Food Program

WHO – World Health Organization

WTO – World Trade Organization

I. Contributions to the benefit of priority countries

The Republic of Moldova:  996,864 EUR

  • Social development: “Better Opportunities for Youth and Women”, project which supported the establishment of the Social Reintegration Center in Telenesti – 400,000 EUR;
  • Public Local Governance: “Integrated Local Development Strategies” – 160,000 EUR;
  • Civil Society: “Civil Society Development Organization” – 140,000 EUR;
  • Water supply systems in rural areas: “Drinking water supply systems in rural areas” – 100,000 EUR;
  • Following the implementation of the SNIECODA project in 2009, the sum of 150,000 USD (about 115,000 EUR) was reassigned from the project’s budget and transferred to UNDP Moldova in order to implement a cooperation program between the two countries’ civil society representatives in the field of human rights;
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for activities in the Republic of Moldova (the development of an informational system for domestic violence) – 81,864 EUR;

 

Georgia: 692,000 EUR

  • “Regional Development in the Kakheti region” – 150,000 EUR;
  • “Economic Development in the Autonomous Republic of Adjara” – 150,000 EUR;
  • Following the implementation of the SNIECODA project in 2009, the sum of 250,000 USD (about 192,000 EUR) was reassigned from this project’s budget and transferred to UNDP Georgia, in order to implement a cooperation program between the two countries’ civil society representatives in the field of human rights;
  • Contrubution to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) – Program for refugees and displaced persons in Georgia – 100,000 EUR;
  • Contribution to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) – Operation for Georgia – 100,000 EUR;

 

Republic of Serbia: 418,136 EUR

  • Strengthening the rule of law – “Transitional Justice, War Crimes Trials and Notions of Justice” – 200,000 EUR;
  • Strengthening rural financial networks – “Strengthening of Rural Capital and Networks” – 200,000 EUR;
  • Contribution to the integration of the Roma minority in Serbian society - Romanian model implementation in three cities (implemented by UNFPA) – 25,000 USD (about 18,136 EUR);

 

II. Contributions to the benefit of other states or regions

Middle East

  • UN Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) – 150,000 EUR.

 

III. Development education and awareness raising

  • Education and information programs in the field of development and institutional capacity building in Romania's development assistance – the SNIECODA project - the initial and the final values were 825,000 EUR (following the 2009 decision to reallocate some funds remaining unused) and 518.000 EUR, respectively. The program was implemented in cooperation with UNDP Romania.

 

IV. Contributions to other funds, programs and international agencies, with thematic destination

United Nations (UN): 1,200,000 EUR

  • United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) – 100,000 EUR;
  • United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) – 200,000 EUR;
  • United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – 250,000 EUR;
  • Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) – 200,000 EUR;
  • United Nations Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF/UNFCCC) – 100,000 EUR;
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) – 100,000 EUR;
  • The United Nations Electoral Assistance – 150,000 EUR;
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) -100,000 EUR;

 

World Bank (WB): 600,000 EUR

  • Global Fund to Fight against the HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (managed by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development - IBRD) – 300,000 EUR;
  • “Education for All” Fund (managed by IBRD) – 300,000 EUR;

 

World Trade Organization (WTO): 100,000 EUR

  • Global Investment Fund for the DOHA Agenda – 100,000 EUR.

 

Based on the above information, the humanitarian emergency aid granted from the MFA’s ODA budget for 2007 amounted to 250,000 EUR, representing a contribution to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

It represents about 5.34% of the ODA’s total budget for the mentioned year.

 

Abbreviations

CERF – UN Central Emergency Response Fund

IBRD – International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

MFA – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

ODA – Official Development Assistance

OHCHR – Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

PBF – United Nations Peacebuilding Fund

SCCF – Special Climate Change Fund

UNDEF – United Nations Democracy Fund

UNDP – United Nations Development Programme

UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

UNFCCC – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund

UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund

UNO – United Nations Organization

UNRWA – United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

WB – World Bank

WFP – World Food Programme

WTO – World Trade Organization

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