ECONOMIC COUNCIL TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE RM

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A Partnership Agreement has been signed between the USAID Future Technologies Project and the Economic Council Secretariat

30 December 2021 – By signing the document, the parties intend to join efforts in promoting business-friendly reforms on digitization of the economy and e-commerce in Moldova.

Among the main topics on the agenda of the Economic Council Secretariat’s is the implementation of solutions for the Roadmap topics for boosting the process of digitization of the national economy and development of e-commerce. The document was drafted by the Ministry of Economy jointly with the Secretariat of the Economic Council based on requests from the business community in Moldova.

The “Technologies of the Future” project, funded by USAID and Sweden, is a catalyst for modernisation and innovation in the information and communication technology, engineering, light industry, creative industries and digital media sectors in Moldova.

The Partnership Agreement was signed between the Director of the Future Technologies Project, Doina Nistor, and the Head of the Secretariat of the Economic Council to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Ion Lupan.

Brian K Wittnebel, Deputy Director, Office of Economic Growth, USAID/Moldova, present at the signing event, noted that “on behalf of USAID, we are pleased to join efforts to support a business environment conducive to the digital economy and e-commerce, which are top priorities for the Government of the Republic of Moldova and the business community”.

The Director of the Future Technologies Project, Doina Nistor, said at the signing event of the Partnership Agreement that “we are confident that we can increase the digitization of the Republic of Moldova in all sectors which will create jobs, stimulate innovation and accelerate the adoption of e-commerce and the digital economy”.

Ion Lupan, Head of the Secretariat of the Economic Council to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, underlined during the event that “the technologies of the future, the digitization of socio-economic processes have become extremely important and topical for the Republic of Moldova, and the international expertise that the “Technologies of the Future” Project will be able to provide on the topics promoted by the Economic Council will help promote reforms in the field of digitization of the economy.”

Experts from the Secretariat of the Economic Council and the Moldova Future Technologies Project are already meeting in the coming weeks to discuss the dimensions of intervention.

The Secretariat of the Economic Council to the Prime Minister is supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, funded by the UK Government’s Good Governance Fund, and the International Finance Corporation’s Investment Climate Reform Project funded by the Government of Sweden’s International Development Agency.

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