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State Capture: the Case of the Republic of Moldova

Published: 16 June 2017

Over the last decade, Moldova has gone through several stages of corruption – from endemic corruption, to the “politicization” of the fight against corruption by eliminating political rivals and business competitors, and ultimately to state capture by a narrow group with of obscure interests.

Beginning in 2009, the Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM) headed initially from the shadows, and then officially by the controversial oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc, imposed its interests in cartel agreements between members of the ruling coalition. Initially, he took control over the anticorruption bodies, further expanding the law enforcement. In spite of the enormous financial, media and administrative resources, PDM obtained modest results in the last parliamentary elections. However, the party with the highest anti-rating according to sociological studies has “converted” by various methods, including blackmail and bribery, MPs from other factions.

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Monitoring Public Policies in Moldova: 

Published: 15 May 2017

This report includes a compilation of the results of monitoring public policies conducted by the members of EaP CSF, Moldovan National Platform, Working Group 1 within various projects since the last EaP CSF in Brussels, 2016.

The evolution of events in the last period denotes worsening of the situation regarding compliance with the democratic principles and the rule of law. A clear example of abusive practices of the ruling party was the initiative of so-called capital amnesty, which could have turned Moldova into a worldwide money laundering machine. With common efforts of the civil society and development partners this initiative was impeded, however the monitoring results show that the trends in other domains raise considerable concerns.

The main findings, conclusions and recommendations are presented in brief summaries on monitoring such domains as EU association agenda, anticorruption, media freedom, human rights and electoral standards.

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Sociological Study: Corruption in Moldova – Perceptions vs. Personal Experiences

Published: 17 December 2015

The aim of this study was to analyse the perceptions and personal experiences of the representatives of business and households with corruption phenomena in the Republic of Moldova, and to evaluate the impact of the implementation of the National Anti-corruption Strategy in 2015. The study was elaborated with the support of the United Nations Development Programme within the project “Strengthening the analytical and preventive functions of the National Anti-corruption Centre”, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway and co-funded by UNDP – Moldova.

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Monitoring Conflict Of Interests In Moldova

Published: 10 August 2014

This report has been elaborated within the EC funded Action Engaging Civil Society in Monitoring Conflict of Interests. The project is conducted in four EaP countries (Armenia, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine) by six partner CSOs (TI-Moldova, TI-Armenia, TI-Ukraine, Stefan Batory Foundation, Eurasia Partnership Foundation in Armenia and the Ukrainian Public Policies Institute.

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National Integrity System 2014

Published: 29 July 2014

The aim of this research is to identify the weak points of the legal framework and practice of the National Integrity System institutions, as well as to formulate recommendations for how to improve these institutions in terms of preventing and fighting corruption. It is important to note that the National Integrity System assessment does not evaluate the levels of corruption within these institutions, rather it analyses these institutions’ vulnerability to corruption as well as their capacity to fight against the risk and threat of corruption.

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Monitoring Anticorruption Policies In CPA 

Published: 05 June 2014

Transparency International – Moldova (TI-Moldova) and Centre for the Analysis and Prevention of Corruption (CCPAs) accomplished a new anticorruption policy monitoring phase in 20 central public authorities (CPA) in 2013. It was done within the Anticorruption Policy Implementation Monitoring in Central Public Administration Project, funded by Soros – Moldova Foundation. Monitoring goal was to analyze the implementation of anticorruption policies by CPAs and submission of proposals for enhancing their implementation, including the legal framework.

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Legislature Court Of Accounts Central Election Commission Ombudsman Public Sector Business Mass Media

Published: 16 January 2014

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Sociological Study Corruption In RM: Perceptions Vs. Personal Experiences Of Households And Business People

Published: 31 October 2012

Transparency International – Moldova carried out this study in partnership with CBS-AXA and with the support of the US State Department. The objective of the study was to analyze the perceptions and the encounters with corruption of households and business people in the Republic of Moldova, as well as to evaluate the impact of the implementation of the National Anticorruption Strategy in 2012. The tasks of the study are the following: – Evaluating the awareness of the population on the threat of corruption for doing business; – Identifying the main causes of corruption and their evolution; – Evaluating the perception and the personal encounters with corruption in 38 domains of public life; – Estimating the total amount of unofficial payments in various public institutions/services; – Evaluating the professionalism and credibility of the law enforcement staff members; – Evaluating public tolerance towards corruption, the acceptability of unofficial payments and willingness to pay bribes; – Evaluating public awareness about conflict of interest; – Identifying the most efficient measures to prevent and combat corruption; – Identifying the main sources of information about corruption and evaluating the credibility of information from mass-media; – Calculating corruption risks indicators for the law enforcement institutions.

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Results Of Civil Servants Survey On The Implementation Of Conflict Of Interest Policies In Central Public Authorities

Published: 31 October 2012

Transparency International – Moldova (TI – Moldova) conducted a survey of civil servants from 21 central public administration authorities (CPA) within the Project „Engaging Civil Society in Monitoring Conflict of Interest Policies” funded by the European Commission . The purpose of the survey is to analyze how the CPAs apply a number of anti-corruption policies, including: addressing conflicts of interest, promoting ethical conduct, merit-based promotion of staff, operation of the petition system and hot-lines.

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Monitoring The Implementation Of The Chamber Of Accounts Decisions: The Case Of The Ministry Of Internal Affairs

Published: 20 June 2011

The study “Monitoring the implementation of the Chamber of Accounts (CA) decisions: the case of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA)” is a continuation of the Transparency International – Moldova monitoring of the implementation of the decisions of the Chamber of Accounts (main state financial audit body) started in 2009. Previous research showed that even when the CA detected legislative infringements, virtually none of the responsible individuals were appropriately punished or penalized. According to the 2009 CA Report on the Management of Financial Resources and Public Assets, about a quarter of CA’s recommendations are not put into practice, which highlights the persistent problems in implementing CA’s decisions and recommendations.

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Monitoring The Implementation Of The Chamber Of Accounts Decisions: The Case Of The Ministry Of Internal Affairs

Published: 20 June 2011

The study “Monitoring the implementation of the Chamber of Accounts (CA) decisions: the case of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA)” is a continuation of the Transparency International – Moldova monitoring of the implementation of the decisions of the Chamber of Accounts (main state financial audit body) started in 2009. Previous research showed that even when the CA detected legislative infringements, virtually none of the responsible individuals were appropriately punished or penalized. According to the 2009 CA Report on the Management of Financial Resources and Public Assets, about a quarter of CA’s recommendations are not put into practice, which highlights the persistent problems in implementing CA’s decisions and recommendations.

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Perceptions And Experiences Of Household Representatives And Businessmen Regarding Corruption In The Republic Of Moldova

Published: 30 October 2010

The present research has been conducted by Transparency International – Moldova within the “Strengthening Civil Society Monitoring Capacity in Moldova” Program with the support of the Academy for Educational Development.

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Corporate Governance – A Component Of Transparency And Corruption Prevention

Published: 07 December 2004

The aim of this work is to collect and present the information on corporate governance practice both in an international context and in a regional one and specifically to identify the current situation in the area of corporate governance in the Republic of Moldova. This work was developed based on the sociological research “Problems of corporate governance in Moldova” carried out by Transparency International-Moldova in two directions: the interviewing of 300 shareholders in the city of Chisinau on the observance of their rights and of 150 managers of joint stock companies about problems related to corporate governance.

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Corruption In The Road Police Of Chisinau Municipality: Sociological Study

Published: 03 December 2004

Research made by Transparency International – Moldova show that the corruption phenomenon in Moldova is widespread, and it affects severely the development of the entire society. The studies carried out previously pointed out some causes and consequences of corruption in such areas as public procurements, education and health care systems, judicial system, fiscal system, customs activity, local public administration, and the private sector . The idea of this study is to clear up some aspects of corruption that appear in the relationships between representatives of private public transport of Chisinau municipality (particularly, the minibus drivers) and municipal road police.

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Monitoring The Access To Information In The Republic Of Moldova

Published: 16 November 2004

Against this background, Transparency International – Moldova, in cooperation with the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) and the Association for an Independent Press (AIP), has carried out this study on access to information of public interest in the Republic of Moldova, aiming at evaluating the capacities of the central and local public authorities to provide information in compliance with the procedures stipulated in the law and to provide for genuine involvement of the public, nongovernmental organisations and the business community in the decision-making process.

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The Customs Activity In The Republic Of Moldova And Corruption

Published: 21 October 2003

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Corruption And Tax Evasion: Economic Dimensions

Published: 01 March 2003

The study under consideration has the goal of evaluating the economic impact of corruption in public sector on the business environment in the Republic of Moldova, as well as to explore proposals on creating a more favorable business environment.

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Corruption And Access To Justice

Published: 24 December 2002

The main goal of this survey is to study the population’s perception of the corruption phenomenon in Moldova. In addition, the extent of the public’s understanding of corruption and the acuteness of corruption’s effect, on both individuals and society as a whole, are key questions that this survey seeks to answer.

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Public Procurement And Public Ethics: A Focus On Fighting Corruption

Published: 22 April 2002

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Public Procurement And Public Ethics: A Focus On Fighting Corruption

Published: 22 April 2002

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National Integrity System Indicators

Published: 22 April 2002

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Corruption In Moldova: Facts, Analysis, Proposals

Published: 15 January 2002

The development of market economy relations, new technologies and openness of economies of a series of countries leads to an emerging phenomenon called “globalization”. In general, this phenomenon means simply a greater degree of countries’ involvement in international economic, political and cultural life. From an economic viewpoint, a country can be considered to be open if it is open for the circulation of goods and services, of capital, of labor force and of information. It is obvious that no single country meets entirely these criteria and that globalization is a relative term. Each country, or economy, can be considered involved in this phenomenon only to a certain extent.

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Corruption And Quality Of Governance: The Case Of Moldova

Published: 14 January 2002

The main purpose of this study is to assess the present situation regarding state capture and administrative corruption in the Republic of Moldova and identify priority measures for making a substantive advance in combating corruption.

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