MACRO stands for „Moldova: Assessing Country Risks and Opportunities”. The conference has been conceived as an annual event bringing together domestic and international policy experts and thinkers with the key purpose of discussing and advancing innovative ideas to support Moldova along its way of economic development and modernization. The annual Conference offers a high-level intellectual platform to dissect the factors influencing Moldova’s attractiveness as destination for international investments, new ideas and advanced technologies, to assess the country’s risks that need to be alleviated to make Moldova a better place for the capital and the labour and to identify the opportunities to harness in order to foster Moldova’s economic development and competitiveness.
The goal of the 8th edition of MACRO Annual International Conference is discussing solutions to foster the economic and social resilience to crises, in the context of COVID-19, as a key precondition for a sustainable development of the country. Also, the event will seek to raise awareness among policy makers, experts and donor community on the importance of having in place well-functioning response and mitigation measures to such crises as COVID-19 (and not only). The conference will be composed of two interconnected panels. The first panel will discuss the issue of economic resiliency to crises and the second panel will focus on the social resiliency to crises. Also, at the MACRO 2020 conference will be presented the findings of the „State of the Country Report 2020”.
The MACRO 2020 International Conference will take place online, on the 20th of October 2020, between 9:30 and 14:45 (Chisinau time). The event will be attended by political leaders, policy makers, representatives of local governments and the private sector, local and foreign experts, representatives of CSOs and academia in Moldova.