Moldova continues to provide attractive conditions for investors. Attention should again be given to better communicating the country’s vision and policies.
Among the three EIRA risk areas breach of State obligations and discrimination between foreign and domestic investors continue to be lower compared to unpredictable policy and regulatory change.
Moldova’s performance is very good on three of the EIRA indicators, and it is good on one indicator. Its score on the indicators rule of law (90), regulatory environment and investment conditions (85), and management of decision-making processes (83) continues to be very good. The performance on foresight of policy and regulatory change has dropped by 1 point and now stands at 63.
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, with 100 points each. There are no changes to the scores on transparency (85), institutional governance (81), management and settlement of investor-State disputes (80) and restrictions on FDI (70). On communication of vision and policies its performance has gone down by 2 points. This now has a score of 63, the same as robustness of policy goals and commitments.