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The democratic transitions in Central and Eastern Europe are facing significant challenges. Across the region, Russia is expanding its economic and political influence and using it to undermine democratic standards and values. Using its strong…
  Please see the Public call for transparency and independence of the National Energy Regulatory Agency (ANRE) in the process of adopting a new Law on Energy Sector. Download the Russian version
The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova is reviewing now the Draft Law on Energy Sector (GD No 778 of 21 July 2016), that provides for the upgrading and strengthening of the regulatory framework in…
Executive Summary The National Committee for Financial Stability, the office in charge with coordinating the institutions responsible with ensuring financial sector’s stability, currently faces serious problems of governance, caused by strong political affiliation and unclear…
Peer reviewer: Alexandru Săndulescu, former energy policy advisor to the Prime Minister of Moldova Executive summary  The extension of the Iasi-Ungheni pipeline is a major objective for the Moldovan energy sector. Interconnecting Moldova with the…
Key messages from the report According to the Kroll report, the amount of allegedly fraudulent loans (plus interest) reached 18 billion MDL ($1 billion), while the financial engineering conducted at these three banks were aimed…

EU and CIS Free Trade Area are compatible

Monday, 27 April 2015 Published in Publications
Authors: Alexandru Fala,
Abstract Participation of a country in several free trade areas is a normal practice, and examples of that are multiple. Moldova too, is a member of several regional trade agreements, two of which are crucially…
Small and Medium Enterprises, or SMEs, play an important role in Moldova’s economy. According to National Bureau of Statistics, the share of such enterprises out of total businesses is 97.4%, employing 56.9% from total workers…
Moldovan energy sector is a mix of inefficiency, dependency on external sources and low per capita consumption. Over 96% of energy consumption comes from imports, whereas only 40% in the EU. Also, the losses from…
Abstract Although consumption accounts for 92.2% from Moldova’s GDP, little has been done in order to improve consumers’ experience.  This policy brief explains how the Association Agreement will change this status-quo. Once the Agreement has…
Abstract Currently, Moldovan citizens view police as an institution with high risk of corruption. At the same time, lack of professionalism, lack of police inventory (alcohol measuring sets, digital cameras, cars) and lack of financial…
Biroul Național de Statistică a realizat în perioada iunie 2011 - mai 2012 cercetarea statistică ”Utilizarea Timpului în Republica Moldova” cu suportul Programului Naţiunilor Unite pentru Dezvoltare (PNUD), Entităţii Naţiunilor Unite pentru Egalitatea de Gen…
The 2012 National Human Development Report, entitled "European Aspirations and Human Development of the Republic of Moldova" concentrates on the impact of trade-liberalization, visa-liberalization and EU-motivated human rights and justice sector reforms and clearly demonstrates…
This report examines the role of civil society and private sector in the Republic of Moldova in achieving the Millennium Development Goal 8 “Develop a Global Partnership for Development” (MDG 8). As part of the…
This report examines the role of civil society and private sector in the Republic of Moldova in achieving the Millennium Development Goal 7 “Ensure environmental sustainability” (MDG 7). As part of the research process, representatives…
This report examines the role of civil society and private sector in the Republic of Moldova in achieving the Millennium Development Goal 6 “Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases” (MDG 6). As part of the…
This report examines the role of civil society and private sector in the Republic of Moldova in achieving the Millennium Development Goal 5 “Improve maternal health” (MDG 5). As part of the research process, representatives…
This report examines the role of civil society and private sector in the Republic of Moldova in achieving the Millennium Development Goal 4 “Reduce child mortality” (MDG 4). As part of the research process, representatives…
This report examines the role of civil society and private sector in the Republic of Moldova in achieving the Millennium Development Goal 3 “Promote gender equality and empower women” (MDG 3). As part of the…
This report examines the role of civil society and private sector in the Republic of Moldova in achieving the Millennium Development Goal 2 “Achieve universal primary education” (MDG 2). As part of the research process,…
This report examines the role of civil society and private sector in the Republic of Moldova in achieving the Millennium Development Goal 1 “Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger” (MDG 1). As part of the research…
The public debate over the need to increase judicial salaries in Moldova in order to improve judicial performance and independence has been one-sided. There is a common sentiment that Moldova judges are being underpaid and…
High incidence of informal employment has characterized the Moldovan labour market  throughout the transition period. But fighting informal employment entered the agenda of the authorities only recently, in 2011, when losses for budgetary revenues generated…
This study was commissioned to the EXPERT-GRUP think-tank by the UNDP-Moldova with the purpose to assess qualitatively, and to the extent possible, quantitatively, the impact of the global financial crisis and associated economic downturn on…
This short report focuses on the impact of migration on the situation and povertu of the Moldovan children left behind by migrating parents. It also  finds that the total number of these children is large…
This study documents the phenomenon of the child poverty in Republic of Moldova, its origins, evolution and major causes, magnitude and implications. Analysis deals with both monetary and non-monetary sides of the phenomenon. This document…
GDP in the first quarter of the year grew 6.2 percent, while in the first hafl of the year 2006, we estimate a 3-4 percent growht. The evolution of the economy has been driven mainly…
The topic of the report is particularly relevant for the current situation of economic convalescence of the Republic of Moldova. In its early transition, this country suffered an acute economic collapse which also worsened its…
In January 2006 the industrial production fell by 1 percent, mainly on the account of winemaking sector. The evolution of the services is a symptom of polarized economic growth. The situation of the public budget…
În anul 2004 s-au consolidat câteva tendințe economice pozitive: PIB-ul a crescut cu 6.5-7 procente, agricultura și-a revenit după un dezastruos an 2003, inflația s-a temperat, iar exporturile s-au majorat și s-au diversificat geografic.Toate acestea…

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