Publication: Moldova : Opportunities for Accelerated Growth, A Country Economic Memorandum for the Republic of Moldova
This Country Economic Memorandum (CEM) explores how Moldova can confront its emerging challenges to growth, and position itself strategically to take advantage of opportunities, by using its strengths more effectively. The focus of the CEM, therefore, is on the identification of the critical binding constraints to growth that can be addressed through public policy. Sustained economic growth, and increased international competitiveness will require a set of policies which encourages faster gains in labor productivity. The recommendations provided by the CEM focus on improving the macroeconomic supporting environment, enhancing the opportunities presented by the large inflow of workers remittances, creating a more dynamic and diversified private sector - particularly in the agricultural sector - and increasing the effectiveness of the Government. While economic performance has been strong since 2000, the CEM highlights the erosion of several important factors that have driven the recent growth. Unless action is taken to address emerging constraints, the Moldovan economy faces the considerable risk that growth and poverty reduction will be slow, and international competitiveness will erode. To ensure that growth and competitiveness are sustained over the medium term, a number of policy adjustments are necessary.
“World Bank. 2005. Moldova : Opportunities for Accelerated Growth, A Country Economic Memorandum for the Republic of Moldova. © Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/8698 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”