Development/ Implementation agency
Polish Aid/Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs coordinates development cooperation acting through the National Coordinator of Development Cooperation, who holds the rank of secretary or undersecretary of state. The Coordinator is assisted by the Development Cooperation Policy Council. The Council’s main tasks are to provide suggestions for geographical and thematic priorities of development cooperation, to review the draft Programme and Plan, to review annual reports on the implementation of measures implemented in the field, to review draft government documents relating to development cooperation. The Council consists of 21 members made up of representatives of ministries, the Sejm, the Senat, representatives of non-governmental organisations, the employer organizations and representatives of the academia.
Embassy of Poland in Moldova
Legal framework for cooperation
The Act on Development Cooperation came into force on 1 January 2012. It has been designed to better coordinate and manage development cooperation and thereby increase the effectiveness of Polish
Strategic documents for programming
Multiannual Development Cooperation Programme 2012-2015.
The objective of Poland’s development cooperation is to create conditions for sustainable development of partner countries, in particular by promoting and consolidating democracy, helping create modern and efficient state institutions, undertaking actions which contribute to reducing poverty and improving health conditions, as well as raising the level of education and professional qualifications of people
Priority sectors/ Areas of cooperation
2013 budget for Moldova is PLN 3.0 million
Priority sectors in 2012-2015 are as follows:
Types of funds / financial instruments and assistance modalities
Procedures for programming, approval and implementation of projects
Small grants system
Diplomatic missions are responsible for the organizational, financial and reporting sides of the project. Nevertheless, the project initiative always comes from local partners and beneficiaries, who take charge of the proper distribution of resources and the maintenance of project’s results after the Polish aid financing has finished. Project initiators present their ideas to the relevant diplomatic mission, which chooses the most valuable initiatives. Then, under the form of a project application, it is presented to the MFA headquarters in Warsaw for final approval.
Project beneficiaries are predominantly representatives of socially disadvantaged groups, especially women and children. Depending on the needs and regional characteristics, the choice of beneficiaries always respects the principle of equal treatment, in particular in relation to sex, religion or ethnicity.
Calls for project proposals are announced on the basis of an annual development cooperation plan, which specifies thematic project field. The Polish diplomatic missions are invited to submit projects applications in the last quarter of the year preceding project implementation.
Partners from developing countries interested in cooperation with a particular diplomatic mission can apply throughout the year to the territorially competent embassies. This allows cooperation to be initiated at an early stage and the drafting of an application compliant with MFA and diplomatic mission requirements.
Moldova has been on the list of priority recipients of Polish development aid since 2004.
Poland’s development cooperation is implemented in the form of bilateral assistance provided through non-governmental organisations, public sector institutions, the Polish Academy of Sciences and its organisational units, universities, and in the form of multilateral assistance provided through international organisations.
Multilateral assistance represents approximately 75% of Poland’s overall development cooperation funds. The biggest part of this volume consists of contribution to the European Union general budget towards development cooperation. Bilateral cooperation encompasses the remainder.
03.10.2014 Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Mldova and the Government of the Republic of Poland on extending a tied aid credit