The winning communities of the 2021 Best Practices Programme were selected

2021.11.24 Bune practici Ana-Maria Veverița Print version


Best practices of local authorities in Moldova have been appointed on 24 November at the meeting of the Steering Group of the Best Practices Programme and will be awarded in December this year. During the meeting, members of the Steering Committee gave a note of best practices known in the documentation visits and have decided the winning practices.

Thus, 29 communities from 19 districts and municipalities were visited between August and September 2021 by the project implementation team. We remind you that for the current edition of the Good Practices Program, 64 of the most innovative best practices were submitted, implemented by 40 local public authorities in Moldova during 2019-2020. The sections applied by local public administrations are: 1. Transparent governance for an efficient public administration 2. Local development through community involvement; 3. Energy efficiency - a priority for any locality; 4. Authentic traditions at home.

As a result of the competition, the best practice models of local public administration in Moldova were identified and disseminated, promoting the remarkable results of the communities that deserve to be known at the national and international level. In this sense we can mention the Center of Excellence in Energy Efficiency from Feștelița village from Ștefan Vodă district; tourist routes from Sipoteni, Calarasi district; the traditional cuisine festival "GurmanIA" in Tarigrad; the basins from Ghindești commune and Rogojeni village; urban hackathon “Your city is changing for you. Together with you” from Ungheni; thermal rehabilitation of institutional buildings in the city of Cantemir and the list goes on.

"The best practice competition in 2021 comes with a range of innovative, inspirational, and most importantly, for the benefit of citizens. Despite the pandemic context, mayors continued to develop new practices and projects and to be actively involved in mobilizing resources for the prosperity of localities. The Good Practices Program appreciates this effort and ensures the wide dissemination of these good practices”, says Victoria Ivancioglo, UNDP Moldova project manager and member of the Coordinating Group.

In his turn, Valeriu Musteață, the mayor of Săiți village and the member of the Coordinating Group appreciated the dedication of the mayors: “As a member of the Coordinating Group of the Best Practices Program of the Local Public Authorities this time I am pleasantly surprised by what I saw in my primary colleagues, who with their own sacrifice bring you the contribution to the prosperity of the communities they lead”.

"I am deeply surprised that despite the pandemic, the number of communities participating in the good practice competition remains constant. The pandemic seems to have mobilized local public authorities. The good practices in this edition are simply amazing", said Diana Chiriac, main consultant, Public Administration Department within the State Chancellery.

And Eduard Ungureanu, expert in the "My Community" program from IREX Moldova, added: “The Best Practices Programme proves to be a good partner for the local authorities in Moldova. As a member of the Coordinating Group, I appreciate the professionalism of the team implementing this program and the initiative to support and promote local communities”.

The Steering Group of the Best Practices Programme monitors and evaluates the implementation of the Best Practices Program, oversees the evaluation and selection of best practices of local government.

Best practices will be awarded at the National Award Ceremony, to be held on 21 December.

The Best Practices Programme of Local Authorities in Moldova is implemented by the Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) "Viitorul", with the financial support of the Council of Europe. The Programme aims at identifying, promoting and disseminating good practices among local public authorities in the Republic of Moldova, thus contributing to the efficiency of local governance.

For more details, contact Program Coordinator Ana - Maria Veverita at 0 22 221844 or



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