Posted on: February 25, 2024 Posted by: diasporadigital Comments: 0

In response to a request from the Moldovan government, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has mapped out a Reform Support Team (RST) programme to help deliver priority reforms and accelerate alignment with EU requirements.

One component is the recruitment of members of the Moldovan diaspora as a way of bringing skills and knowledge acquired abroad back in Moldova.

The country’s economy has been facing challenges in sectors such as energy, trade and banking. With accession negotiations about to begin, Moldova needs to work closely with the EU, EBRD and international partners to implement a long series of very ambitious reforms.

In achieving its aims, the initiative will work towards keeping citizens mobile, building stronger and more resilient financial systems, in addition to liberating and diversifying the natural gas market. The final piece of the puzzle is to rope in the country’s diaspora to deliver key priorities.

Determined to work towards a more prosperous future, Moldova is a candidate for the European Union (EU) membership.

The success so far of the RST programme in Moldova proves that welcoming different sources of knowledge and skills, particularly those in the diaspora, is a valuable resource to harness the country’s potential in developing practical, inclusive and sustainable solutions.

Source: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Edited by: Theresa R. Fianko