Republic of Moldova

  • Population 2,708,214
  • Area (km2) 33,850
  • GDP per capita (USD) 4,230.35
  • TPES (Mtoe) 4.07
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) 8.0

Republic of Moldova’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is very low.

Moldova provides attractive conditions to investors and is working in the right direction. Attention should again be given to better communicating the country’s vision and policies.

risk level

Of the three risks assessed in EIRA, breach of State obligations is lower compared to discrimination between domestic and foreign investors and unpredictable policy and regulatory change.
  • 22%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 14%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 10%
    Breach of state obligations

indicator performance

Moldova’s performance is very good on three indicators, and it is good on one indicator. It has very good scores on the indicators rule of law (90), regulatory environment and investment conditions (85), and management of decision-making processes (83). Its score on foresight of policy and regulatory change has decreased this year and stands at 61.

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, Moldova’s overall sub-indicator performance is very good. The highest-scoring sub-indicators are regulatory effectiveness and respect for property rights (100). Compared to EIRA 2020, there have been no changes to its scores on transparency (85), institutional governance (81), management and settlement of investor-State disputes (80), restrictions on FDI (70), and robustness of policy goals and commitments (63). On communication of vision and policies, its score has decreased from 63 to 61.