Moldova – Deliver manure management sub-sector strategy to inform NDC update and Strategy on Agriculture and Rural Development [MD-23-003]

  •  Opening date: 12 April 2023
  • Closing date: 23 May 2023
  • Estimated budget: US$ 75,000
  • Sector: Agriculture


This project responds to a request made by the Ministry of Environment of Moldova to deliver a sub-sectoral plan for the agriculture sector with a focus on manure. More information on Moldova’s involvement in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is available on its Partner Page.

Moldova is preparing a Strategy on Agriculture and Rural Development that will be approved in 2023and is preparing to update its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in 2025. Participating in the Global Methane Pledge, Moldova has also made a voluntary commitment towards the objective to reduce global methane emissions by 30% by 2030 compared to 2020 levels.

At a minimum, this project will support Moldova to raise its ambition for the agriculture sector in its 2025 NDC update, delivering a sub-sector strategy that prioritizes actions to reduce methane from manure. This work will build on data from Moldova's Fifth National Communication that is based on Tier 1 level data. Findings from this project will be integrated into broader short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) planning in the agriculture sector in Moldova, and will be coordinated with ongoing activities to develop a National SLCP Plan and National Methane Roadmap.

This project is expected to launch in Q1 2024.

Key partners

This project will require close coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment, Central and Local Public Authorities.

Expected results

Applicants are encouraged to propose additional outputs as needed to ensure the expected project outcomes are achieved. Applicants can determine the scope of outputs if not specified. The project is expected to deliver at a minimum:

1. The Government of Moldova endorses the sub-sector strategy for manure management by the end of the project or soon after.

Indicator: Number of action plans, roadmaps, strategies, or other future plans with SLCP targets or mitigation measures.

Output 1.1: A sub-sector strategy for manure management that includes:

  • Updated national emissions inventory
  • Review of current laws, policies, and regulations
  • SLCP mitigation options including mitigation potential of new technologies
  • Cost of implementation and sources of funding
  • Co-benefits assessment
  • Monitoring, reporting, and evaluation framework

2. The Government of Moldova includes SLCP mitigation measures and/ or targets in its NDC by 2025.

Indicator: Number of NDCs targeting SLCPs.

Output 2.1: Recommendations to include SLCP emissions reductions measures and/or targets related to agriculture/manure management into Moldova’s updated NDC in 2025. 

Application process

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for consideration, project proposals must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete and submitted before the deadline
  • Submitted by a non-governmental organization (NGO), intergovernmental organization (IGO), or other not-for-profit entity. Governments are not eligible to apply directly for funding in this call.
  • Requested funding is within the estimated budget amount, or includes a clear justification for additional expenses
  • Project duration is less than 24 months
  • Budget criteria are met and spending caps on expenses are respected

For-profit entities may only participate in the project as stakeholders, co-funders, or end users. Applicants are encouraged to include for-profit entities in the development of the project proposal and/or during project implementation if their ownership of the proposed solution is key to the project’s success. 

How to apply

Eligible applicants are invited to apply any time before 23 May 2023 using the Application Form and Excel Budget Form. Specific instructions on completing these forms are available in both documents.

Applicants may choose to follow the cost range proposed above OR propose a different budget supported by a clear justification. However, applicants should note that cost efficiency will play a significant role in the selection process.

The completed Application Form and Excel Budget Form should be submitted to secretariat [at]

Evaluation criteria

Proposals will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Presents a clear plan to achieve the required outcomes during the lifetime of the project or soon after
  • Includes a plan or activities to enable the scaling up of, replication of, or sustained use of project results over time
  • Sets out a clear approach for enabling or contributing to SLCP emissions reductions and resulting co-benefits
  • Involves relevant stakeholders
  • Approach is grounded in a strong understanding of relevant risks
  • Complements other relevant initiatives, funding mechanisms, and existing policy processes
  • Applicant demonstrates necessary capacity and experience to perform the work
  • A realistic, cost-effective, and clearly justified budget and approach is proposed
  • Project meets the minimum requirements for the OECD DAC gender equality marker Score 1

Selection process

  1. A preliminary review of proposals submitted by the deadline will be conducted by members of the CCAC Secretariat, Funding Task Team, and Board, in consultation with relevant CCAC Partners. 
  2. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their proposals in further detail and to respond to follow-up questions about their application.
  3. Successful applicants will be invited to develop a Project Implementation Plan and Detailed Budget in consultation with the CCAC Secretariat and relevant CCAC Partners.

The selection process may take up to 6 months after the closing date of the call for proposals. Due to the high volume of requests, the CCAC will not respond to requests for updates or feedback during this time.