Studies on Public Policies

This document presents the results of the evaluation and analysis of the National Development Strategy (NDS) "Moldova 2020" implementation, which is the main national strategic planning document drafted by the Government and adopted by the…
Banking sector reforms have recorded an increasing momentum once support programs from the IMF and the EU have been put in place, however, the main constraint remains the banking sector’s capacity to adapt to the…
In return for some investments, foreign citizens get the opportunity to acquire the Moldovan citizenship and, respectively, Moldovan passport. This became possible following the revision of the Moldovan Law on Citizenship no. 1024-XIV of 2…
In spite of a certain progress in reforming the banking sector, the qualitative changes, especially concerning transparency and governance, fail to appear. In February 2016, Expert-Grup presented a plan for strengthening the banking sector ,…
In the Republic of Moldova, the adaptation of the 2030 Agenda started as a result of the collaboration among the Government, the UN Moldova as a key development partner of Moldova and the Expert-Grup that…
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The Office for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism  (OAML/CFT) and the Government of the Republic of Moldova (Government) submitted for approval the draft law on preventing and combating money laundering (Draft Law on…
Având la bază recentele evenimente din sectorul bancar autohton, transparența acționarilor a devenit un factor esențial pentru recăpătarea încrederii în sistem. În acest sens, Ratingul transparenței acționarilor băncilor din Moldova a fost gândit ca un…
In 2014, the domestic banking system was shaken by one of the biggest internal crises in our country's history. The bank fraud that resulted in the theft accounting for 12 per cent of the GDP…
Moldova, like other developing countries, faces a relatively short maturity of financial instruments. The average weighted maturity of state securities in circulation is only 6.5 months. The average weighted maturity of the portfolio of new…
Even though the 2014-2015 crisis from the banking sector has not been transposed into a significant recession of the Moldovan economy, it caused a strong uncertainty among banking institutions and the real economy. The crisis…
To protect the interests of depositors and to maintain the stability of financial system, the central banks or other assigned institutions have the duty to ensure the regulation and prudential supervision of commercial banks. These…
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Overdependence of the Moldovan energy sector on imports makes energy sources diversification a constant national priority. Considering this, the authorities decided to concede for exploration purposes 40% of the country’s territory. However, the concession mechanism…
The shocks of the bank fraud that hit public finances, and the need to sign a new funding agreement with the International Monetary Fund, have brought to the fore the need to reform the current…
The dynamics of the renewable energy sector in the Republic of Moldova is slow, but positive. In 2015, the ratio between the produced renewable energy and final consumption of energy was above 15%. At the…
This Position Note aims at clarifying the main aspects related to the concession of geological exploration works (oil, gas) in the Republic of Moldova, with subsequent exploitation. This Note includes an objective analysis of the…
Being the cornerstone of the national financial system and in the light of its functions, the banking sector has a particular importance for the economy. Namely the manner it operates is an essential condition for…
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One of the fundamental social goals a modern democratic state must achieve is to provide the population, especially the young families, with large scale reliable tools to solve the housing issue. Despite some previous attempts…
Studiul „Evaluarea disponibilității datelor deschise în educație 2016” este al treilea raport de evaluare, după cele două evaluări efectuate în anii 2014 și 2015 și include modificările înregistrate pe parcursul anului, evaluarea executării recomandărilor din…
Moldova’s electricity sector remains vulnerable and weak because of corruption, dependence on unreliable suppliers which abuse their dominant position, and unfinished liberalization. In fact, the rules of the game in the sector are incomplete and…
Analiza procedurilor de achiziții publice din școlile profesionale municipale a scos în evidență un set de probleme, lacune și riscuri. Principalele probleme și lacune țin de cunoașterea joasă a cadrului normativ existent de către principalii…
The adoption of the Draft Law no. 452 on capital liberalization and fiscal stimulus, which basically provides for a quasi-amnesty of tax liability and a capital amnesty, and of the Draft Law no. 451 linked…
În ultimii ani, ponderea cheltuielilor Cancelariei de Stat în bugetul de stat s-a menținut la nivelul de 0,9% - 1,2%. În mare măsură, aceste cheltuieli revin instituțiilor din subordine, care realizează activități de suport sau…
The energy sector of the Republic of Moldova faces a range of major challenges for the national energy security. Besides the major dependence on the same foreign suppliers , there is a systemic vulnerability due…
Analiza paginilor web a Autorităților Publice Centrale cu privire la nivelul de transparență a utilizării banilor și patrimoniului public a scos la iveală că marea majoritate nu publică informații cu referire la acest subiect. Doar…
Considering the political and economic context our country found itself in, as well as the pressure the authorities are under regarding unblocking the financial international support, the process of drafting the Bank recovery and resolution…
The results of the state-owned enterprises and trading companies with the State participation from the Republic of Moldova show some gaps in transparency and implicitly highlight the need to strengthen the efforts in order to…
On 26 September 2016, the Government assumed responsibility for the draft law stipulating the conversion of guarantees granted in 2014 and 2015 to NBM loans for Banca de Economii, Banca Sociala and Unibank into state…
The Independent Think-Tank Expert-Grup has assessed the main reform actions within Moldova’s financial banking sector during April – July 2016 and noted some signs of improvement. Executive summary Experts warn about the still existing shortcomings…
Chișinău // Expert-Grup has published the second issue of its Bank Shareholders’ Transparency Rating in Moldova. According to the analysis based on the information available on banks’ websites as of July 31st 2016 and other public sources, the…
Key messages from the report The reforms started by Moldova’s State Fiscal Service in 2014-2015 brought tangible results. Despite economic recession, decline in consumption and macroeconomic instability, these reforms brought 1.8 – 2,3 billion lei…
This report outlines the progress made under the Roadmap regarding the agenda of high-priority reforms comitted by the Moldovan authorities (Government, Parliament, and some other public institutions) in order to overcome the social, economic and…
Sumar executiv Inițiativa Ministerului Sănătății de a propune un regulament sanitar pentru instituțiile preșcolare, unic pentru toate formele de organizare juridică (de stat, private și cu statut de ONG) este binevenită – pentru că această…
Summary The monitoring process covered four major actions: (1) the Financial-Banking Package, adopted by the Parliament at 25 February 2016; (2) Project for the Roadmap on priority reforms’ Agenda, adopted at 25 February 2016; (3)…
Summary The banking crisis, which sent shockwaves in the Moldovan economy in 2015, can be solved by implementing a Roadmap that includes seven urgent measures, implemented both at the level of the regulatory authority and…
This study includes an analysis of the Moldovan legal framework in the field of labor legislation and policies aimed to support families with children – and more specifically in the framework of childcare leave for…
Резюме Внедрение СА / УВЗСТ в приднестровском регионе имеет  решающее значение, по крайней мере, в силу двух причин: (i) политическая - это может послужить серьезной предпосылкой для сближения    экономики обеих сторон Днестра и, соответственно, для…
Executive Summary The implementation of the AA/DCFTA in the Transnistrian region is crucial at least for two reasons: (i) political - it could serve as a strong precondition for converging the economies from both sides…
Abstract The current status-quo of the Republic of Moldova can be labeled as a country amid a general crisis, evidenced through a combination of at least five self-sustaining crises: economic, institutional, budget, banking and social…
This analysis was initiated and developed in the context of the events as of 10 June 2015 when the Moldovan policy makers indirectly decided upon the inadmissibility of a new program with the International Monetary…
Key messages from the report The public pension system in Moldova is not financially nor socially sustainable. While the State Social Insurance Budget (BASS) recorded a structural deficit of around 1% of GDP and total…
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…
Abstract The road transport sector bears a significant impact on the economic development of the country and reforms to improve the transportation network are needed. Implementation of the Association Agreement will lead to better conditions…
Executive summary The bilateral relations between Moldovan and the EU reached a summit in 2014 after signing the Association Agreement and visa liberalization with the Schengen area. Association Agreement with the EU, which also involves…
Abstract One of the main findings of this Report is that the subsidies’ distribution is discriminatory. Inequitable allocation of financial resources occurs largely because of its poor formula, vague formulation and due violating its regulations.…
The Open Data Readiness Asessment for the education sector in Moldova was carried out as part of the “Empowered Citizens Enhancing Accountability of the Education Reform and Quality of Education in Moldova” initiative. The project…
The National Human Development Report (NHDR) 2014 highlights the role of the private sector in Moldova’s human development. It reveals that a strong private sector is key to the country’s sustainable human development and that…
It is important to mention that the Republic of Moldova has made significant progress in the past ten years in the area of child protection in Moldova. Having recognized this, the declared scope of this…
De la 1 ianuarie 2015, vor intra în vigoare o serie de amendamente importante la Legea privind finanțele publice locale, scopul cărora este de a spori autonomia financiară și funcțională a administrației publice locale. Această…

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