TI–Moldova Releases New Monitoring Report on Court of Accounts Recommendations.

Local Public Authorities Are Targeted.

 The goal of the research is to analyze the progress of implementation of the recommendations of the Court of Accounts (CoA) of the Republic of Moldova, identify the problems faced by LPAs in this process, and make proposals to remedy the situation.

An analysis of audited LPAs’ websites shows that some information on the implementation of the CoA recommendations is posted on them but it is insufficient. Although the websites of the mayoralties of Ungheni, Comrat and Bălţi contain the decisions of local councils on the examination of audit results and the action plans approved to remedy the deficiencies, none of them had data inserted on concrete measures to implement those plans.

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Authorization and execution of constructions in the municipality of Chisinau
8 December 2022

The objective of the study is the analysis of the processes and authorities aimed at ensuring the legality and quality of constructions in the Chisinau municipality, as well as working out recommendations for improvement.


Public procurement compliance audit: how are the recommendations of the Court of Accounts implemented?
October 2022

The aim of the monitoring is to analyse the implementation of the recommendations of the Court of Accounts (CCRM) issued following the audits of public procurements taken place in 2020-2021, to identify the problems and formulate recommendations for improvement. 

Methodological aspects. The study includes the results of monitored the implementation of the recommendations from 6 decisions of the CCRM regarding the compliance of public procurements – about 60% of the total recommendations issued by the Court on the subject in question in 2020-2021. For this purpose, requests for information were sent to the audited entities, CNA, PG, ANI, CCRM and the State Chancellery (CS), the data from the website of the CCRM were analyzed, as well as the content of the web pages of the audited entities was examined. Also, a meeting was organized with the CCRM representatives, who provided a series of information about the implementation of the Court’s recommendations. For each HCC monitored, a summary table was prepared that includes the brief findings of the audit mission, the recommendations addressed to the audited entities, the measures taken by the entities, the Court’s comments regarding the implementation of the recommendations. Data collection period: June – September 2022.

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Digest OECD report
September 2022

In 2020, the Republic of Moldova joined the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan, a peer review program of the OECD Anti-Corruption Network (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) for Eastern Europe and Central Asia , and participated in the piloting of the 5th round of monitoring. The country was evaluated in terms of 13 areas of anti-corruption activities (performance areas), based on the indicators and benchmarks agreed by the participating states. The country monitoring report was made public in June 2022. In accordance with the pilot procedure, the scores awarded were not made public, but the strengths (indicators for which the country obtained the highest scores) and weaknesses ( the indicators for which the country obtained the lowest scores). Obviously, as long as the scores given per indicator are unavailable, we cannot insist that some performance area is the most problematic. However, with certainty, in this sense, the Protection of Whistleblowers can serve as a case study, a tool that must be utilized, effectively and fully, by the Republic of Moldova.


Monitoring the implementation of NIAS
September 2022

By the end of 2021, after almost a year from the end of the action period, the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova extended, until 2023, the implementation period of the National Integrity and Anti-Corruption Strategy for the years 2017-2020. Starting from this context, this Note includes an assessment of the level of implementation of the anti-corruption public policy document during the initially scheduled period, but also a generalization of the lessons learned in strategic planning in the field.


Improving the Parliamentary Control Over the Activity of Anti-corruption Bodies
Published on 15 June 2022

There are legal provisions on parliamentary control in general, but also legal provisions on the exercise of control over the activity of anti-corruption authorities, but these need to be developed. The institution of parliamentary scrutiny needs to be conceptualized, clarifying the forms and methods. The rules must be balanced – parliamentary scrutiny must not undermine the independence of anti-corruption authorities, a principle that must govern anti-corruption activity. With regard to parliamentary scrutiny of the work of anti-corruption authorities, parliamentary practices often appear to be arbitrary and biased. The legal provisions on parliamentary scrutiny, once established, must be applied in full and impartially. In the following, after an analysis of how to exercise parliamentary control over the anti-corruption authorities, recommendations for improving the process are set.

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Monitoring the declarations of incomes and properties by the Prosecutors of RM
Published on 13 May 2022 

Transparency International – Moldova (TI-Moldova) monitored the declaration of income and assets by prosecutors from the Republic of Moldova to identify possible deviations / irregularities in this process, possible vulnerabilities in the activity of public entities, as well as to come up with remedial proposals of the situation.


Transparency of parliamentary activity – a precondition for the legitimacy of power
Published on 18 August 2021

According to generally accepted standards, the Parliament, in all of its work, must be guided by a number of key principles, namely: representativeness, transparency, accessibility, responsibility, efficiency.

Transparency, along with accessibility, increase the credibility and the legitimacy of the Legislature. A transparent Parliament is open to the public and accountable to the public. An accessible Legislature trains citizens in the legislative process. A non-transparent and inaccessible Parliament fails to fulfill its mission of representing citizens as well as guarding their aspirations, interests and needs.


Digest: The law on the Prosecutor’s Office needs to be improved and in compliance with international standards and the requirements of the legislative technique

Published on 27 December 2021

On November 9, 2021, the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova registered the Draft Law amending Law no. 3/2016 on the Prosecutor’s Office (Project no. 334/2021). Since 2016, the law has been amended 19 times, with several amendments being controversial and criticized by national civil society organizations and international bodies. This is also the case of the most recent amendments, operated by Law no. 102/2021 and by Law no. 103/2021. Some of these changes are to be reviewed by the Moldovan authorities from the perspective of the Venice Commission.

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Survey of Central Public Authorities: opinions and experiences on communication with the Chamber of Accounts

Published on 6 December 2021

To further develop the institutional evaluation of the Chamber of Accounts (CoA) through the prism of the National Integrity System, analysed in March 2021, TI-Moldova conducted a survey in the central public authorities (CPA) audited by the CoA.

The survey was based on a questionnaire addressed to the heads of public entities and to the officials who communicated with the CoA during the external audit missions. The questions addressed refer to their communication practices / relations with the audit teams of the CoA; assessments of professionalism, impartiality, the CoA’s auditors and their confidence; opinions on the independence of the CoA; experiences related to the implementation of the CoA’s recommendations and the publication of the measures taken; any objections and suggestions for improving external audit activities.


Monitoring Public Policies in Moldova Nr. 5 — 2021

Published on 21 July 2021 

This report includes a compilation of summaries on monitoring public policies conducted by the members of EaP CSF, Moldovan National Platform, Working Group 1 within various projects during January 2020 – July 2021.  

The main findings, conclusions and recommendations are presented in brief summaries on monitoring such domains as EU association, anticorruption, justice sector, economy, media freedom, human rights, democracy and electoral standards. The report closes with a   compilation of public appeals and declarations made by the members of the National Platform. 

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Open governance in the Republic of Moldova: what issues remain on the agenda?

Published on 20 May 2021

This report is based on information available in the public space: self-assessment and monitoring reports on the implementation of the Action Plan for Open Governance (PAGD) for 2019-2020 prepared by the State Chancellery (SC), the report on the elaboration of PAGD 2019-2020 within the Independent Reporting Mechanism of the Open Governance Partnership (OGP), action plans of some OGP member countries. Also, the studies of the NGOs relevant to the field, the statements and appeals of the media and the NGOs regarding the non-compliance by the authorities with the legislation on access to information, decision-making transparency, etc. were taken into account.

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Monitoring the Transparency of the Activity of State-Administered Enterprises

26 January 2021

The TI-Moldova study aimed to analyze compliance with legal requirements for the disclosure of information by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and joint stick companies with state capital (SC), identify eventual problems and formulate proposals to improve the situation, including the legal framework. The object of the monitoring is the transparency of the policies related to the appointment, activity and remuneration of the administrators and members of the Boards of Directors (BOD) of the enterprises; conflicts of interest policy; public procurement; implementation of the recommendations of the state audit and control bodies; reporting on the results of the activity. The subjects of the monitoring are 38 SOEs and SCs administered by the CPAs.


Follow-up on criminal cases of public resonance

Published: 30 November 2020 

TI-Moldova is following-up on the cases of high public resonance: the cases of Sor, Platon, Plahotniuc and the bankers’ case. 

Digest on the 4th round of GRECO evaluation

Published: 30 November 2020 

Out of 18 CRECO recommendations, 4 implemented entirely; 10  – partially and the following 4 – not implemented:

– Adopting a Code of Conduct for MPs, informing MPs and enforcing the Code;

– Introducing rules that define the interaction of MPs with third parties intended to influence the legislative process

– Ensuring that procedures for the waiver of parliamentary immunity do not impede criminal investigations against members of parliament suspected of committing corruption offenses;

– Increasing the objectivity, efficiency and transparency of the regulatory and operational framework of disciplinary liability of prosecutors.

Boosting the activity of anti-corruption bodies during the pandemic

Published: 30 November 2020

TI-Moldova studied the activity reports for the first half of 2020 and comes with a series of recommendations to boost the activity and improve the visibility of anti-corruption bodies.

The Evaluation of Central Electoral Commission (CEC) from the Perspective of the National Integrity System of Transparency International

27 October 2020

Based on the National Integrity System’s methodology, the entity was evaluated two-dimensional (Law versus Practice), starting from seven basic indicators: Resources, Independence, Transparency, Accountability, Integrity, Election Campaign Regulation, Election Administration. 


Monitoring the Anti-corruption Policies in Central Public Authorities: Petition/Complaint System

7 October 2020

The purpose of this monitoring is to analyze how central public authorities apply one of the policies part of the UN Convention against Corruption, namely the policy of petition/complaint system, identify eventual problems and come with recommendations to improve the quality of this policy. 

The monitoring process included the analysis of the information provided by the monitored CPA, the data on their web pages and the government portals, data from the activity reports of the State Chancellery, the National Anti-Corruption Centre, studies of NGOs and articles of investigative journalists. The information was analysed from the perspective of the conformity to the relevant normative acts, confrontation of data from different sources. Based on the scores assigned within this evaluation a ranking of CPAs was made. 


Monitoring anti-corruption policies in CPA: conflicts of interest, incompatibilities, restrictions

Published: 23 July 2020

On July 23, 2020, Transparency International – Moldova presented the results of moitoring such anti-corruption policies as conflicts of interest, incompatibilities, restrictions. The activity is part of a project financially supported by the National Endowment for Democracy, and aims at analyzing how the central public authorities (CPAs) apply the anti-corruption policies provided in the UN Convention against Corruption, identify eventual problems in their implementation and formulate recommendations for improvement. The subjects of the monitoring are 12 CPAs and 4 subordinate entities with an increased risk of corruption. The monitoring was carried out in May-June 2020, the reference period – years 2018-2019.

Monitoring Public Policies in Moldova
Published: 10 April 2020

Year 2019 and the beginning of 2020 presented the most challenging time for the process of monitoring public policies by civil society organisations in Moldova. Three totally different governments followed one by one, sharing different priorities, values and work principles. An oligarchic governance by the Democrat Party of Moldova that presented a classical model of state capture phenomenon, compromised the European path of the country and affected public trust in democracy and rule of law, was substituted by the government set by an explosive Parliamentary majority formed of two pro-European political parties (ACUM – an alliance between the Party of Action and Solidarity and Dignity and Trues Platform Party) and the pro-Russian Socialist Party informally headed by the President of the country.

The Parliamentary majority has been created for the only purpose – to dismount the oligarchic system that captured power in the country and to return to a more representative and proper for Moldova proportional Parliamentary electoral system. This collaboration made possible several important steps, beginning with the Parliament’s statement of state capture in the country, initiating a new phase of reformation of justice system, proceeding to some formal contests for high ranked public positions and suspending some policies and programs initiated by their predecessors – initiatives that worked for the only benefit of a narrow group of interests.

Unfortunately, this Government has been quickly dismissed by the Parliament, the Parliamentary majority formed by ACUM and SPRM falling apart due to lack of democracy within political parties,  weak persistence and determination in setting independent bodies, low negotiating capacities – a base of any political activity, susceptibility to blackmail of some politicians and, probably, fear to be trapped by an eventually uncontrolled/independent justice system. As the result, the more likely hidden at the beginning negotiations between the pro-Russian socialists and declared pro-European democrats finally came on the political surface and a new political majority between these two exponents has been created in the Parliament.

The new majority quickly formed a common Government. The vote followed with the eyes down by socialists in a clear understanding of total failure to keep the electoral promises to overturn the state capture phenomenon in Moldova.  A similar decision in different conditions (with no COVID 19 pandemics) would, most probably, cause mass-protests of disappointed electorate.

Identifying persons from the close surrounding of the run-away oligarch Plahotniuc in high public positions, civil society and mass-media more and more frequently express concern that the phenomenon of state capture in Moldova may only change its form, leaving genuine reforms outside the interests of the governors.

This report includes a compilation of summaries on monitoring public policies conducted by the members of EaP CSF, Moldovan National Platform, Working Group 1 made within various projects since the last Annual Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum.

The main findings, conclusions and recommendations are presented in brief summaries on monitoring such domains as EU association, anti-corruption, justice sector, economy, media freedom, human rights, democracy and electoral standards. The report closes with a compilation of public appeals and declarations made by the members of the National Platform.

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Monitoring anti-corruption policies in central public authorities: access to information via public web pages and transparency of decision-making process

Published: 30 March 2020

The Republic of Moldova ratified the United Nation’s Convention Against Corruption in 2007, being currently on the second stage of evaluation of several chapters of this Convention. Based on this, Transparency International – Moldova initiated a new stage of monitoring public anti-corruption policies with the aim to analyse the quality of allied policies in central public authorities (CPAs), identify eventual problems and work out recommendations for the improvement of these policies, including their regulatory legal framework. The Object of this monitoring are the policies that are part of the UNCAC: transparency of decision-making and access to information through public web pages.

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Quality of Anti-corruption Policies and Working Climate in Central Public Athorities: Survey of Public Servants  

Published: 9 December 2019

Transparency International – Moldova initiated in 2019 a new phase of monitoring public anti-corruption policies, part of this process being the interviewing of civil servants from 13 central public authorities (CPAs) and their subordinated entities with high risk of corruption.

The purpose of the survey is to analyze the perceptions of the public servants on the activity climate and the quality of the anti-corruption policies applied in these institutions, to identify the possible problems and to formulate proposals to improve the situation. The survey was conducted with the support of the National Endowment for Democracy. 

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The Gates to Europe: Moldovan Citizenship for Sale

Published: 16 October 2019

The Republic of Moldova is part of the Eastern Partnership since its creation in 2009. Signing of the Association Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the European Union, in 2014, stimulated the process of bringing the parties closer together in the political, economic and democratic fields. In the same year, the visa regime for short-term travel in the Schengen area was liberalized for the citizens of the Republic of Moldova. Within this exercise, the Republic of Moldova committed to comply with certain data security standards, starting with the documentation, border control, combating the illicit trafficking of goods and persons etc.

Following the signing of several international agreements, the citizenship of the Republic of Moldova offers the right of visa-free movement in over 120 countries of the world. As a result, the citizenship of the Republic of Moldova has also become attractive for dubious persons from outside the country who would like to take advantage of obtaining the right to citizenship.


Acces to Information in European Capital Cities

Published: 21 August 2019

A growing number of European Transparency International (TI) chapters conduct regular transparency assessments of the cities at national level. They often serve as a useful tool in motivating and persuading institutions to make their decision-making more visible to public and more open to public participation, while, at the same time, enhancing accountability of elected officials. The idea was to create the pilot comparison of transparency of European capital cities using a limited number of indicators. The overall aim was also to strengthen cooperation among European TI chapters by comparing European capital cities in order to better understand differences between countries, recognise best practices, and ultimately to improve citizens’ access to information and decision-making.


The Russian Laundromat – a $70 Billion Money-Laundering Scheme Facilitated by Moldovan Political Elites

Published: 18 June 2019

In 2014, public opinion worldwide was staggered by revelations of a massive money laundering scheme in Eastern Europe published by the investigative journalists from OCCRP and dubbed
the “Russian Laundromat”1. During 2010-2014, billions of US dollars from Russian banks were laundered through Moldovan banks, using illicit court rulings on defaulted fake debts. The laundered funds were further transferred to a group of shell companies having accounts in Western banks. Although law enforcement officers from Moldova pretend to have tracked down $20 billion of suspicious money, publicly available evidence shows that the real amount of laundered funds amounted to as much as $70 billion. Not a single person from the Moldovan banking supervisory or prosecution authorities has been sentenced so far for allowing this to take place on their watch.

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Summary Note: Mentoring the Process of Monitoring Public Procurement
Published: 5 December 2018

Public procurement is part of a complex process by which the functionality of public authorities, creation of a competitive business environment, and promotion of public funds efficient use practices should be insured. At global level, public procurement represent from 10 to 25% of the GDP , on average, and almost 1/3 of the national state budgets, including the biggest part of government expenditures. The huge amount of funds involved in this process and the close interactions between public and private sectors make public procurement extremely vulnerable to corruption. Up to one forth (1/4) of the budget for public procurement is estimated to be extracted through corruption, globally.


Monitoring the process of re-setting the anti-corruption system (October 2017 – June 2018

Published: 22 August 2018

For the reference period, in the anti-corruption field, there are several key issues to be mentioned.


The results of monitoring the financial and banking sector: December 2016 – October 2017

Published: 30 October 2017

Transparency International-Moldova and IDIS „Viitorul” presented the Report on monitoring the financial and banking sector in December 2016 – October 2017. The report includes results of monitoring the evolutions in these sectors, as the result of a massive bank fraud that took place in the Republic of Moldova, as well as monitoring the process of assets recovery. The activity was conducted within the project „A Case Based Approach to Fighting Grand Corruption” funded by the Embassy of Netherlands in Romania.


Monitoring public policies in Moldova

Published: 25 October 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 main findings, conclusions and recommendations are presented in brief summaries on monitoring such domains as EU association agenda, anti-corruption, justice sector, media freedom, human rights and electoral standards


Monitoring the process of resetting the anti-corruption system

Published: 09 October 2017

Transparency International Moldova monitors the re-setting of the anti-corruption system, particularly the creation of the National Integrity Authority, the adoption of the Integrity Law and the implementation of the Law on Institutional Integrity.


The initiative to change the electoral system before the elections is an attempt of self-preservation of the compromised governors

Published: June 2017

Following multiple resonance scandals, caused in particular by USD 1 Billion bank fraud and the attempt to legalize the fraudulent incomes through the so-called “capital liberalization law”, the Democratic Party of Moldova (PD) was compromised and lost its credibility, recording in the polls 2-3% of population support. To escape responsibility, the oligarch who leads the DP and captured the three branches of state power, tends to remain in power at all costs. After testing the vote system in Gagauzia (in the local legislature in Gagauzia), managing to “persuade” the bulk of local elected representatives to pass the Democrats’ camp through corruption and blackmail, the oligarch tries to apply this experiment on a national scale.


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.


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.


Radiography Of A Bank Fraud In Moldova: From Money Laundering To Billion Fraud And State Debt

The problems of the financial sector, generally, as well as of the bank sector, particularly in Moldova, have been accumulated in Moldova regardless of the regime and governing parties. The bank sector in Moldova is the element that made possible the transformation of the country into a regional machine for laundering the money with doubtful provenience since 2005. This sector was used to squeeze financial resources from the reserves of the National Bank of Moldova (BNM) in 2014, commit a Billions bank fraud converting later the lacking money into the state debt. All the above mentioned generate major risks for the state security, its’ financial system and citizen.


Evaluation Report:Engaging Civil Society in Monitoring Conflict of Interest Policies

Published: May 2015

Extremely spread corruption and lack of good governance represent stringent issues of majority of EaP countries. Corruption is a well known phenomenon that distorts competition mechanism of the market economy and damages the integration of EaP countries into EU. As one of the threatening “flagella” towards democratic development represents poor Conflict of Interest policies in public services. This issue, as well as the need to consolidate the capacity of civil society to monitor CoI policies in their countries and conduct a dialogue with their governments, was discussed at the EaP Civil Society Forum in Poznan in November 2011. The participants concluded that even if their countries are at different stages of creating an efficient CoI legal framework, none of them have achieved significant efficiency in their practical application.

A number of six partner NGOs from Armenia, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine (TI-Moldova, Stefan Batory Foundation, TI-Armenia, Eurasia Partnership Foundation – Armenia, TI-Ukraine and the Ukrainian Institute for Public Policies)  called their governments to align to European values and standards related to CoI policies in this regarded action. The standards of these policies are being expressed in two main documents – the Council of Europe’s Recommendation on Codes of Conduct for Public Officials adopted on 11 May 2000 and the OECD Guidelines for Managing Conflict of Interest in the Public Service endorsed in the form of a Council Recommendation in June 2003.

In July 2013, Transparency International-Moldova launched the project “Engaging Civil Society in Monitoring Conflict of Interests”  financially supported by the European Commission through  the Development and Cooperation Instrument and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Published: 16 January 2014


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The Customs Activity In The Republic Of Moldova And Corruption

Published: 21 October 2003


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.


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.


Public Procurement And Public Ethics: A Focus On Fighting Corruption

Published: 22 April 2002


Public Procurement And Public Ethics: A Focus On Fighting Corruption

Published: 22 April 2002


National Integrity System Indicators

Published: 22 April 2002


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.


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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