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This study shows that despite all efforts undertaken so far, the CSR remains a concept little understood among Moldovan companies; from another hand, Moldovan companies are not strange to the philanthropy actions, even though they…
In 2010-2011 Moldova has seen an intensification of the attempts of corporate hostile takeovers. In this study, the authors researches the causes of this phenomenon, looks into the relevant international experience that can be useful…
The goal of this Analytical Note is to assess how the draft Law on the 2012 state budget reflects the priorities of the sustainable and inclusive development of the society. In this regards, several sectors…
The most important issues covered by the this issue of the Real Economy are related to the consumers’ rights which have recently became a heated topic of discussion, the main financing sources of consumption, the…
As this issue of the Real Economy shows, we are living a hot political autumn, despite the cold weather outside. This correlates with some warring economic trends nationally and regionally. Important issues covered in this…
Banking performance rating was elaborated by Expert-Grup with the purpose to objectively evaluate and compare the evolution of Moldovan commercial banks. This edition reflects the banks’ activity for the 3rd quarter 2011, as compared to…
This study presents a brief analysis of the experience with the implementation of the Law on Social Aid in Republic of Moldova in the period 2009-2011. Analysis is conducted both from the perspective of the…
This study aims to assess the potential impact of the future Romania's accession to the Schenghen Area on Republic of Moldova, to identify potential risks and opportunities and to make a number of policy and…
A modest progress was observed in the area of human rights, while planned actions are implemented with delay. The efforts in the justice reforms were concentrated on adopting some strategic documents and working out draft…
Following recent discussions about the inefficiency of the Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) sector in Moldova, recently a draft law on the Academy of Science of Moldova (ASM) was elaborated. Currently ASM's activity is regulated…
On the first sight the Moldovan economy is flourishing. Not only had Moldova  had a high economic growth in Q2'11, but, more importantly, it looks like a healthy growth. However, it is much easier to…
The banking system is deeply integrated into the national economy due to its double role of granting credits and aggregation of firms’ or households’ savings. As a result, its nehavior is very pro-cyclical, being one…
The attempts of taking over the shares of the shareholders of four commercial banks and one insurance company in July-August 2011 resemble very much to some 'classic' corporate raids with the purpose of robbing the…
The Moldovan economy continued to develop amidst the environment of the ‘provisional’ governance. Such a model of governance featured growing political instability and lingering constitutional crisis, acrimonious infighting in ruling coalition, protracted stalemates in reform…
Banking performance rating was elaborated by Expert-Grup with the purpose to objectively evaluate and compare the evolution of Moldovan commercial banks. This edition reflects the activity of banking institutions during the 2nd quarter of 2011,…
Moldova is placed unfavourably on most indicators measuring the health of the population, which indicates over the weaknesses in the health care system in the Republic of Moldova and over the relatively high financing needs…
The Environmental funds system in Moldova consists of National Environmental Fund and local funds. Over recent years the share of the environmental funds in financing measures aimed to protect the environment has increased significantly due…
Moldova makes a slow progress forward protection of human rights and freedoms. Although the country kept improving the legal framework on respect and protection of human rights, Moldova did not consolidate the human rights protection…
The goal of this document is to evaluate the state support policy for the R&D sector in Moldova from the good governance perspective and to compare Moldova's performances with other countries, so that to clarify…
The economic growth of 8.4 percent in Q1’11 was outstanding, even though Expert-Grup was more optimistic than the Government when revising upward the forecast for 2011 in May this year. As the 20th edition of…
According to the rating results, during the first quarter of 2011 the best banking performance has been registered by the CB „Moldova – Agroindbank” S.A., which was followed by CB „Victoriabank” S.A. and CB „Moldindconbank”…
This policy brief unveils the inconsistency of the Program for development of the food market infrastructure and recommends the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Economy, Budget and Finance not to support the draft law for ammendment…
In the EU we trust. Or so many major political statements, strategic documents and crucial reforms could well start and end... at least, if we judge by the words of Moldovan leaders starting 2005. Indeed,…
The goal of this study is to estimate the technical efficiency of each local government from the Republic of Moldova, to identify efficiency determinants, as well as its role for local development. The econometric simulations…
Moldova registered a modest progress in the following areas: human rights, general coordination and consolidation of administrative capacities, access of goods on the market, tariff and nontariff barriers, technical barriers for trade, trade facilitation and…
The political infightings should not eclipse the economic reforms which are promoted by the Government. Particularly, it is related to the modification of privatization procedures in terms of their simplification, allocation of more competences to…
In 2010 Moldovan economy grew faster than other economies in the region, surpassing Government's, NBM's, IMF's and EBRD's expectations. However, the structure of registered economic growth reflects Moldova returning to the pre-crisis growth model based…
Already for few years Moldovan Government aims to change its economic growth model so that to foster the bases of an economy based on competitiveness and innovation. Despite the declared goal, the Research, Development and…
The problem of limited access to banking credits has always been relevant for the Republic of Moldova, which became even more acute during the recent economic crisis. The aim of this study is to identify…
In the context of the approaching negotiations on the EU-Moldova DCFTA there is a discussion emerging among the Moldovan policymakers on how to avert some potential negative economic impact, including how to best protect some…
In December 2010 Moldova and EU signed the Action Plan on Visa Liberalization. This is an important step towards European integration giving much credit to the Moldovan Government. Although the Government is speaking mainly of…
This study begins by assessing the current situation in the Moldovan winemaking sector and by identifying key constraints and problems affecting the development of this sector. Further on, using a Computable General Equilibrium model, the…
The radiography of the 2010 economic year covers three essential aspects: a) the most important 5 economic events of 2010; b) the most revealing 5 macroeconomic trends; c) the most noticeable 5 faults of the…
Since its inception, the Alliance for European Integration faced a tall order of multiple and often competing goals. Despite the short-term political horizon, the AEI can boast significant achievements in the past year: stabilising the…
There are several sets of basic questions that the proposed study answers to contribute to the ongoing discussions about the decentralization reform in Moldova, including: 1) Is the current administrative-territorial structure responsive to the local,…
Main goal of the report is to identify the critical constraints to economic growth of Republic of Moldova, using the methodology that Hausmann, Rodrik and Velasco proposed in their 2005 study "Growth Diagnostics". The report…
The Country Report “Overview of the relationship between Human Capital Development and Equity in Moldova” outlined a series of conclusions regarding the state of human capital development in Moldova. It also highlighted main drawbacks and…
The new government led by Vlad Filat has taken a course of much more rigorous economic policy; the government decided to remove all structural and institutional constraints that prevent proper functioning of the economy. Given…
During the first half of 2011, Moldova registered a good economic dynamic, with an economic growth of 5.6% y-o-y, accelerating from the previous quarter. This evolution was mostly due to increasing growth rate in agriculture,…
Edition no.18 of the Euromonitor shows that Moldova registered important progress in the area of democratic institutions, in terms of adjustment of the elections’ regulatory framework and the legislation regarding the political parties to the…
After the first signs of economic recovery already appeared at the end of 2009, the Moldovan economy returned to a robust growth of 4.7% during the first quarter of 2011. At the same time, final…
Measuring and comparing on an international scale the impact of foreign direct investments (FDI) on economic development is a difficult task because of very limited statistical data, but also because of the difficulty of establishing…
The study assesses the development strategies and plans in the four sectors and the current level of engagement with PPP projects in each of the four sectors. Key problems have been evaluated and a list…
Current situation of the human capital development in the Republic of Moldova was mainly determined by the economic evolutions in the transition period. Thus, such factors as changing structure of the economy, liberalization of the…
The key purpose of this study is to analyze investments phenomenon in the Moldovan regions. The study begins by undertaking an analysis of the evolution and current economic situation of the regions. Using statistical data,…
As this Study shows, the Southern Development Region of Moldova has been constantly less attractive for private invesment as compared with other regions of Moldova. The investment gap between Southern Development Region and other regions…
In general terms, the Northern Development Region boasts better investment conditions that Southern and Central Development Regions. As this study shows, the Northern Development Region is well placed in the national rating of regions' investment…
The study undertakes an analysis of investment advantages and disadvantages, risks and opportunities for all districts composing the Central Development Region. As investment performance and attractiveness, Central Development Region is placed bewtween the Southern and…
Moldovan economy has exceeded the Governmental, IMF and our own expectations in the last quarter of 2009, declining in the fourth quarter by 2.4% y-o-y, which is still a much lower indicator than in the…
What is the nature and the causes of economic development in the Republic of Moldova? As shown in this 2009 State of the Country Report, Moldova's geographic and natural endowment is not conducive to an…
This study aims to evaluate how efficiently and transparently the resources from the Roads Fund of Republic of Moldova are used. The study has found a number of significant deficiencies in formation and use of…
In the area of democratic institutions, in October-December 2009 the Government registered some progress in terms of amending some restrictive stipulations of the Electoral Code, consolidation of the dialogue with the civic society, slight improvement…
In this issue of the Real Economy we analyze the vulnerability of the Moldovan economy to the country’s political situation, the importance of the creation of the Agency for Agricultural Interventions and Payments, the causes…
During Q1-Q3’09 the GDP declined by 7.7% y-o-y, the most worrisome sign being the much stronger decrease in investments. In this edition of the Real Economy, we maintain our positive forecasts for 2010-2011, but with…
Over the last decade the economic relations between Moldova and Romania have developed upward. Trade volume increased and in 2008 Romania became the most important foreign market for Moldova, thus outpacing the Russian Federation. Unlike…

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