The Law on Regional Development in the Republic of Moldova
The Parliament approves the present Organic Law.The present law defines the functional development regions on the territory of the Republic ofMoldova, the modality of inter-regional cooperation, institutional framework, tools specific for regionaldevelopment policy, as well as determines the resources necessary for creating and functioning of thedevelopment regions in the Republic of Moldova.Chapter I
General ProvisionsArticle 1. Basic terms
In the present Law, there are defined the following basic terms:
Regional Development Policy
a coordinated activity of the central and local public administrationauthorities, of the local communities and of NGOs, aiming to plan, implement a balanced socio-economic territorial development and directly support the socio-economic development of disfavouredzones.
a territorial-functional unit, which represents the planning, evaluation andimplementation framework for the regional development policy.
National Coordination Council for Regional Development (NCCRD)
a functional structure of generalcompetence, not being a legal entity, set to approve, promote and coordinate regional developmentobjectives at the national level.
National Fund for Regional Development
a finance source for programmes and projects aiming toachieve regional development objectives.
Regional Council for Development
a functional representative structure, not being a legal entity,created within each development region in order to develop, promote and coordinate theimplementation of development programmes at the regional level.
Regional Development Agency
non-commercial public institution, subordinated to the
implementingauthority for regional development policy
, created to implement the regional development strategyand the operational plan.
National Regional Development Strategy
the main document for regional development planning,reflecting national policy in this area and setting national mechanisms for regional development.