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Development partner 

Sweden 

Development/ Implementation agency

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is a government agency that reports to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Government of Sweden.

Contact details

Embassy of Sweden
12 T. Ciorba street,
Chisinau, MD-2004, Moldova   
Tel: +373-22-26 73 20
Fax: +373-22-26 73 30
E-mail: ambassaden.chisinau@gov.se

Legal framework for cooperation

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Moldova and the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden regarding the General Framework and Conditions for Cooperation in Development over 2011-2014. The Agreement was signed on May 17 2011 and came into force on that date.

Strategic documents for programming

The current assistance strategy sets out the direction of Sweden’s development cooperation with Moldova for the period 2011-2014. 
Sida consults with the Moldovan Government, civil society, the private sector and other donors while developing its strategy.

Priority sectors/Areas of cooperation

Sector 1: Democracy, human rights and gender equality
Sector 2: Sustainable infrastructure (Energy) 
Sector 3: Market development

Types of funds/financial instruments and assistance modalities

Annual funding SEK 115 million.
Technical assistance projects prepared in consultation with institutions of the Republic of Moldova.

Procedures for programming, approval and implementation of projects

The overall objective of Swedish development cooperation with Moldova in the longer term is for Moldova to be well integrated with the EU, including the values of the Union.
In keeping with the area of cooperation stated in the country strategy paper, Sida, the Embassy and other relevant partners identify projects to be implemented in Moldova. As Sida is not an implementing agency all funds are channeled and agreed with either multilateral organisations or other types of implementing organisations.

Special conditions for submission of project proposals and project acceptability criteria

Criteria: 
1. Relevance to EU integration 
2. Effectiveness and efficiency (co-financing is considered) 
3. Justification 
4. Sustainability (emphasis on sustainable capacity building)
5. Ownership 
6. Assessment of environmental impact, gender equality and anti-corruption measures

Other information

The Embassy of Sweden/Sida monitors implementation of the project.

Normative Framework

15.12.2014 Results strategy for Sweden’s reform cooperation with Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and Turkey 2014 – 2020  

30.06.2011 Specific Agreement between Sweden and Moldova on Capacity Building to the Ministry of Economy in the area of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Moldova 

11.05.2011 Agreement between Republic of Moldova and the Kingdom of Sweden regarding the Cooperation of Development 2011-2014 (rom)  

22.01.2011 Strategy for development cooperation with the Republic of Moldova January 2011 - December 2014  

26.11.2010 Specific Agreement between Republic of Moldova and Sweden on General Agricultural Census Project  

22.11.2010 Agreement between Swedish International Development Agency and Civil Rights Defenders on Support of the Programme Human Rights in Moldova 2010-2012  

23.07.2010 Addendum No1. to the Standard Administrative Arrangement between Swedish International Development Agency and United Nations Development Programme  

11.06.2010 Agreement between Swedish International Development Agency and Foreign Policy Association on Support of Transnistrian Dialogues  

07.12.2009 Standard Administrative Arrangement for the Joint Integrated Local Development Programme Using Pass -Through Fund Management between Swedish International Development Agency and United Nations Development Programme  

01.12.2009 Addendum No1 to Administration Agreement between Swedish International Development Agency and United Nations Development Programme regarding Building Institutional Capacity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration in the Repu