H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies

This is a summary of the report. Full version available only in Romanian Expert-Grup assessed the Budget Transparency Index (BTI) for the Republic of Moldova and found no progress in recent years, largely due to…
Summary The scale of irregularities found by Moldova’s Court of Accounts (CA) has exceeded 7 billion MDL in 2014, or USD 353 million. The audits have unearthed both technical and operational problems at the audited…
Abstract In recent years, the public expenditures’ framework in Moldova has recorded several positive developments. These developments were both quantitatively and qualitatively. Improvements were primarily noticed in the public debt management, thanks to technical and…
Summary Share of social expenditures in 2015 will reach 13.5% of GDP, or 32.3% of the total National Public Budget, ie a 1.7% increase compared to last year. At the same time, the State Social…
Summary During 2005-2014, Moldova saw important progress in terms of European integration - signing the Association Agreement, visa liberalization with EU, ensuring more respect for human rights, providing e-governance, IT sector and social services’ reform.…
Key messages from the report Agriculture plays an important role in Moldova's economy. Approximately 30.5% of country’s work force work in agriculture, while sector contribution to GDP was around 13% in 2014. Although financing for…
Abstract In 2010-2014, Moldova’s Court of Accounts issued 46 decisions based on its audit reports aimed to evaluate the management of public funds and assets by local authorities of level I and II from over…
Summary Moldovan government paid in 2015 over 352 million MDL ($19.5 million) to the accounts of the Ministry of Culture - a 19% increase compared to last year. However, the share of culture spending in…
Excerpt from the Romanian version: The amendments that were pushed by the Government for the 2015 fiscal policy were developed under low transparency. Still, at least some of the business associations have had the opportunity…
Abstract In July 2014, the National Action Plan for the implementation of the Moldova-EU Association Agreement which provides several relevant actions for justice reform, has been approved. However, the justice sector has little credibility in…
Budget transparency relates to how citizens participate and contribute to decision making on budgeting and how the expenditure is incurred. Analyzing the situation in Chișinău's Local Council, we found that the level of budget transparency in…
In modern economies, more and more goods and services are purchased by government from the private market. Losses arising from procurement seriously affect infrastructure development and public services, leading to deterioration of the business environment…
The aim of this Analytical Note is to present an independent opinion on how the Budget Law draft for 2014 reflects the priorities and development necessities of the Republic of Moldova. The materials exposed in…
Programme budgeting is important because it shows a clear relationship between resources allocated and the objectives to be achieved and results. Also, the efficiency indicators that form the budget require a specified level of effectiveness…
Transparency of the budget process is an important aspect of the decision making process that requires separate attention based on an holistic approach to the budget cycle. Transparency in the decision making process including the…
The Court of Accounts of the Republic of Moldova has published 5 decisions in the 1st and 2nd quarters of 2013, which refer to the audit of the district budgets of Ocnița, Șoldănești, Ungheni, Soroca,…
The restructuring process of general government sector in Republic of Moldova is has been going through difficulties. High level of corruption and unstable democratic regime don’t facilitate establishment of optimal budgetary sector. In these conditions,…
The public forest sector is one of the less reformed sectors, keeping its essentially managerial approaches that have already been outdated by the economic and social realities of the Republic of Moldova. The activity of…
This content is exclusively analysing the Court of Accounts' Annual Report for 2011, which was published on 28.12.2012, with Court Decision no. 48 in 2012.This document is an analysis of the findings and conclusions made…
This report presents information on how the Court of Accounts' recommendations were implemented in 2012, and assesses the quality of responses submited by the audited institutions.In 2012, 51 reports were published and 3818 recommendations were…
Culture development in Moldova is suffering more from improper management than from lack of financial resources allocated to this sector. The excessive presence of the State in Culture sector is hindering the private sector development,…
Following the decisions published by Moldovan Court of Accounts in the third quarter of 2012, our main objective is to point out to the factors that systematically undermine an efficient and transparent allocation and management…
The goal of this Analytical Note is to assess how the draft Law on the 2013 state budget reflects the priorities of the sustainable and inclusive development of the society. In this regards, six sectors…
The current pensions system of the Republic of Moldova is based on the principle of solidarity between generations, according to which the collected contributions are used immediately to pay the pensions. Such a redistributive mechanism…
After a long period of severe underfunding, which practically led to the delapidation of roads network, since 2010 the Republic of Moldova began to increase the funding of the sector. The purpose of this paper…
Ensuring transparency is a key responsibility of the Government and a tool for increasing efficiency and effectiveness of the use of the public financial resources. The purpose of the study presented herein is to conduct…
This document undertakes an analysis of the Governmental report on the execution of the 2011 state budget, with the purpose of understanding how transparent and informative are this class of reports, which are the main…
The Court of Accounts of the Republic of Moldova has published 17 decisions in the 1st and 2nd quarters of 2012, which refer to the audit of the district budgets, public assets management by the…
The process of implementation of Court of Accounts' recommendations is extremenly important to monitor for it does not suffice to point out to what is wrong in the administration of public resources, one also needs…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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,…
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…
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…
The negative demographic trends and forecasts about continuous worsening of the demographic situation in the near future, coupled with shrinking employment rate and of the share of working age population will significantly undermine the capacity…

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