Building upon a successful 20-year partnership with Moldovans, USAID provides assistance to strengthen Moldova’s democratic governance and economic growth. Since 1992, the American people have invested more than $1 billion in Moldova through U.S. Government assistance programs.
As the poorest country in Europe (based on per capita Gross National Income), Moldova faces many challenges, such as endemic corruption, excessive migration, a remittance-reliant economy, energy dependency and inefficiency, and deteriorating infrastructure. USAID works closely with international donors as well as with other U.S. Government agencies, such as the Millennium Challenge Corporation, to help Moldova implement lasting democratic and economic reforms that will improve living standards for all Moldovans.
The United States is assisting Moldova to consolidate democratic institutions, rebuild a struggling economy, improve the business environment, strengthen the rule of law, and address the frozen conflict in Transnistria. USAID partners with Moldova to improve government effectiveness and accountability, and promote decentralization of the government and strengthen linkages between local governments and citizens to increase citizen engagement in the governance process. USAID is also helping Moldova address regulatory and policy-level challenges to sustain and accelerate economic growth. To increase Moldova’s ability to compete regionally, USAID targets assistance at the country’s most promising economic sectors; which will help create economic opportunities that will raise incomes, promote job growth, and improve living standards.
Last updated: November 25, 2013