USAID works with the public and private sectors in Moldova to achieve broad-based economic growth, reduce poverty, and strengthen the market economy. USAID works with industry associations to help improve the efficiency of key industries and increase the private sector’s competitiveness in regional markets. USAID works on improving the competitiveness of Moldovan high value agriculture by strengthening targeted fruit and vegetable value chains at the marketing, production, and policy levels. USAID is institutionalizing a process of continuous improvement in the business enabling environment, while also achieving specific and measurable reforms in those areas of greatest concern to the business community.
Competitiveness Enhancement and Enterprise Development II (CEED II)
December 2010 – December 2014
Chemonics International, Inc.
The Competitiveness Enhancement and Enterprise Development II (CEED II) project supports Moldova’s efforts to promote a strong, diverse and export-oriented economy by improving competitiveness and efficiency in key Moldovan industries. CEED II complements and supports the Government of Moldova’s strategy for export and investment driven growth. The project will increase competitiveness in targeted industries by: increasing productivity, increasing trade and investment, and improving public-private dialogue for a better business enabling environment. The project develops private sector capacity for advocacy and policy analysis and strives to increase policymakers’ understanding of private sector concerns to help them improve the operating environment for target industries.
Agriculture Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (ACED)
March 2011 – March 2016
Development Alternatives, Inc.
The Agricultural Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (ACED) works on improving the competitiveness of Moldovan high value agriculture (HVA) by addressing binding constraints in targeted fruit and vegetable value chains at the marketing, production and policy levels. Complementing Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) investments in irrigation system rehabilitation, ACED provides the critical market development and technical assistance support needed by beneficiaries as they transition to irrigated HVA production. ACED represents USAID’s first substantial enterprise development effort in Transnistria and focuses on helping micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the Transnistrian region grow and become more competitive.
Women’s Career Development Program
July 2009 – December 2013
The Women’s Career Development Program empowers vulnerable women by providing them with the capabilities to make independent strategic life choices and improve their economic welfare. The program trains and provides employment opportunities for approximately 700 vulnerable and disadvantaged women from northern Moldova. It creates income-generating social enterprises that benefit their communities.
Moldova’s Business Regulatory, Trade, and Investment Environment (BRITE) program
June 2012 - June 2016
Chemonics International, Inc.
Moldova’s Business Regulatory, Trade, and Investment Environment (BRITE) project is designed to institutionalize a process of continuous improvement in the business enabling environment while achieving specific and measurable reforms in the areas of greatest concern to the business community. The project is divided into three components: 1) targeted reforms in taxes and trade; 2) high-impact reforms designed in collaboration with Moldovan stakeholders; and 3) development of a National Communication Strategy to improve information flows within ministries and between the public and private sectors, and increase outreach to the general public.
Last updated: November 25, 2013