During 30 March – 8 April 2021 the first two cycles of the newly designed training course on Costing of Public Investment Projects were delivered. The course programme assisted Moldovan officials from central public authorities and the Ministry of Finance to learn and use modern techniques and skills for costing public investments.
The training was designed as one of the activities of capacity building by the “Support the Moldovan Government in identifying and preparing projects linked to the implementation of the Association Agreement” (PPF Project). The course included a range of topics from cost concepts and cost analysis to most commonly used costing methodologies.
The course was delivered online to representatives of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of agriculture, Regional Development and Environment, Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection, South Regional Development Agency, Institute of Oncology and Clinical Hospital from Balti.
The participants confirmed the usefulness of the training and expressed interest in a followup course that would include analysis of costing techniques provided by the Moldovan regulatory framework.
The course is aimed at enhancing the ability to make informed decisions on the design and selection of realistic and viable public investments. To this end, training will be offered at least once a year to participants from line ministries, municipalities, public entities, as well as the Ministry of Finance. More advanced or a sector specific training courses on costing will be designed and delivered upon request from project beneficiaries.
The EU-funded Project “Support the Moldovan Government in identifying and preparing projects linked to the implementation of the Association Agreement” (PPF Project) was designed for a period of 5 years. Its main objective is to strengthen the capacity of the Moldovan national authorities to plan, prepare and manage public investment projects, both domestically and externally financed. Particular attention will be paid to capital projects that support the implementation of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement.