<![CDATA[IDIS Viitorul - Institutul pentru Dezoltare şi Iniţiative Sociale]]> http://www.viitorul.org/ 23.02.2018 en http://www.viitorul.org/ Copyright (c) 2018 http://www.viitorul.org/Corruption, wages, pensions and jobs - issues that worry Moldovans <![CDATA[Corruption, wages, pensions and jobs - issues that worry Moldovans // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5464&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Corruption-wages-pensions-and-jobs-issues-that-worry-Moldovans/ Corruption, wages, pensions and jobs and billions theft are the main issues that worry Moldovans. These are the results of the survey conducted by "CBS-AXA", commissioned by IDIS "Viitorul" on a sample of 1110 people between January 18 to 27 this year.]]> 07.02.2017 10:02 IDIS Viitorul, Soroca and Iampol authorities will develop rural tourism in a cross-border project <![CDATA[IDIS Viitorul, Soroca and Iampol authorities will develop rural tourism in a cross-border project // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5462&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/IDIS-Viitorul-Soroca-and-Iampol-authorities-will-develop-rural-tourism-in-a-cross-border-project/ Capacities of tourism service providers and local authorities from Soroca and Iampol will be strengthened in a cross-border project, implemented with the financial support of the European Union.]]> 01.02.2017 14:55 Moldovan migrants in Russia, capital for politicians <![CDATA[Moldovan migrants in Russia, capital for politicians // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5457&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Moldovan-migrants-in-Russia-capital-for-politicians/ Moldovan migrants working in the Russian Federation has an essential role in the economy as remittances they send home, but they are used in various political or geopolitical aspects by Russian and Moldavian authorities. This is the conclusion, formulated by the IDIS Viitorul expert, Ion Tabirta, in the program "15 minutes of economic realism".]]> 01.02.2017 11:28 Budgets without secrets: Million grants for towns in Moldova <![CDATA[Budgets without secrets: Million grants for towns in Moldova // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5455&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Budgets-without-secrets-Million-grants-for-towns-in-Moldova/ The European Union continues to be the leader of Moldova's development partners, offering to our country, since 2007, over 840 million euro as grants. Among beneficiaries of European resources are local authorities, who managed to implement successful projects. While some municipalities are building new kindergartens and high schools heated with biomass, other connect people to modern water supply systems, create new jobs and develop road infrastructure.]]> 30.01.2017 13:26 Top 10 risks for Moldova in 2017 <![CDATA[Top 10 risks for Moldova in 2017 // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5453&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Top-10-risks-for-Moldova-in-2017/ Moldova goes through a period of institutional turbulences marked by political, social and economic shocks that will be solved only if our country will understand the nature of these challenges and will formulate responses according to changes in society. In the context, IDIS Viitorul presented the top 10 risks for Moldova in 2017. ]]> 26.01.2017 17:38 Veaceslav Ionita: Tight monetary policy has left the economy without money <![CDATA[Veaceslav Ionita: Tight monetary policy has left the economy without money // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5450&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Veaceslav-Ionita-Tight-monetary-policy-has-left-the-economy-without-money/ Moldova's economy is underdeveloped due to a lack of alternative financing. The only solution is banks, but the National Bank tight monetary policy restricts lending. This happened after the robbery banking system in 2014 that caused the Moldovan Leu depreciation, increased prices, and the slowing of the economy.]]> 25.01.2017 14:26 Viorel Chivriga: Removing economic barriers to Russia are questionable <![CDATA[Viorel Chivriga: Removing economic barriers to Russia are questionable // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5447&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Viorel-Chivriga-Removing-economic-barriers-to-Russia-are-questionable/ The Association Agreement entered into force, signed and ratified by Moldova and the EU is the strategic direction of development of the country. His goal is to bring the country's economy and the society to European standards, providing benefits that no other alternative model would not be able to meet in terms of foreign trade and markets. The irresponsible declarations of the president Igor Dodon regarding a possible denunciation of the AA, during his visit to Moscow, could plunge the fragile economy of the country into an abyss, commented the director of programs IDIS “Viitorul”, Viorel Chivriga at the program "15 minutes of economic realism”.]]> 19.01.2017 12:09 Attracting foreign direct investment in Moldova – potential, impediments and achievements <![CDATA[Attracting foreign direct investment in Moldova – potential, impediments and achievements // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5446&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Attracting-foreign-direct-investment-in-Moldova-potential-impediments-and-achievements/ Weak economic development, the percentage of employees reduced to critical levels (40% of the workforce, compared to 65% EU average), makes the need for direct investment in the national economy to represent key objective of the Government of Moldova.]]> 11.01.2017 09:43 Agriculture, trade and investment will increase in 2017 <![CDATA[Agriculture, trade and investment will increase in 2017 // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5443&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Agriculture-trade-and-investment-will-increase-in-2017/ 2017 will be better in economic terms compared to 2016. The main branches that will increase are agriculture, trade and investment. A less pleasant news is that tariffs for electricity, gas, and heat will also increase. This is the opinion expressed by IDIS Viitorul experts, Veaceslav Ionita and Victor Parlicov in the program "60 minutes of economic realism".]]> 04.01.2017 09:53 Local authorities, trained in preventing corruption risks <![CDATA[Local authorities, trained in preventing corruption risks // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5441&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Local-authorities-trained-in-preventing-corruption-risks/ Between September and December 2016 more than 600 local governments in 25 districts of the country have learned how to prevent corruption risks. The trainings were offered by IDIS Viitorul experts, Diana Enachi and Valentin Lozovanu, together with the National Anti-Corruption Center (CNA) representatives, within a project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway.]]> 30.12.2016 11:31 Newsletter “Bugete fara secrete” – December edition <![CDATA[Newsletter “Bugete fara secrete” – December edition // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5440&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Newsletter-Bugete-fara-secrete-December-edition/ IDIS "Viitorul" presents the second issue of the newsletter "Bugete fără secrete” (in English “Budgets without secrets”). The publication aims to make transparent the activity of local public authorities in Moldova by promoting transparency and financial accountability. ]]> 29.12.2016 15:50 Education, regional development, settlement of the Transnistrian conflict and the Free Trade Agreement – compiled in four publications <![CDATA[Education, regional development, settlement of the Transnistrian conflict and the Free Trade Agreement – compiled in four publications // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5438&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Education-regional-development-settlement-of-the-Transnistrian-conflict-and-the-Free-Trade-Agreement-compiled-in-four-publications/ "Reviving the regional development between Chisinau and Tiraspol", "Prospects of solving the Transnistrian conflict in a changing regional", "The educational systems on both sides of the Dniester: differences and common points" and "The implementation of the DCFTA in Transnistria: progress or just rhetoric" are four studies launched by IDIS Viitorul.]]> 28.12.2016 10:57 Top three events in 2016: the fragile political stability, the IMF agreement and approval of the budget for 2017 <![CDATA[Top three events in 2016: the fragile political stability, the IMF agreement and approval of the budget for 2017 // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5437&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Top-three-events-in-2016-the-fragile-political-stability-the-IMF-agreement-and-approval-of-the-budget-for-2017/ The economic year 2016 was marked by three events. It is about fragile political stability, signing the IMF agreement and approval of the budget for 2017, according to opinion of IDIS Viitorul experts, Viorel Chivriga and Iurie Gotisan expressed in the program "60 minutes of economic realism".]]> 28.12.2016 10:19 IDIS “Viitorul” presents the Anthology of best practices of local government in Moldova, 2016 edition <![CDATA[IDIS “Viitorul” presents the Anthology of best practices of local government in Moldova, 2016 edition // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5432&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/IDIS-Viitorul-presents-the-Anthology-of-best-practices-of-local-government-in-Moldova-2016-edition/ Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) "Viitorul" presents the Anthology of best practices of local authorities in Moldova, 2016 edition. Anthology is produced within the Best Practices Programme for Local Authorities 2014 – 2015 and aims to describe success stories of local authorities from Moldova.]]> 26.12.2016 17:38 Best practices of local authorities in Moldova were awarded <![CDATA[Best practices of local authorities in Moldova were awarded // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5428&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Best-practices-of-local-authorities-in-Moldova-were-awarded/ Best practices implemented by local authorities in Moldova in 2014 and 2015 were awarded on 22 December at a national ceremony.]]> 23.12.2016 15:26 Association Agreement, implemented with half measures <![CDATA[Association Agreement, implemented with half measures // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5427&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Association-Agreement-implemented-with-half-measures/ The EU has granted a credit of trust Moldova after signing the Association Agreement in 2014, but Chisinau preferred to implement half-measures some provisions of the document. Country beat the pulse on place and gets back to the political will that has left its mark. This is the opinion expressed by experts IDIS Viitorul, Ion Tabirta and Veaceslav Berbeca in the program "60 minutes of economic realism”. ]]> 21.12.2016 09:44 Agency to resolving complaints will make actors in the procurement system more responsible <![CDATA[Agency to resolving complaints will make actors in the procurement system more responsible // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5425&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Agency-to-resolving-complaints-will-make-actors-in-the-procurement-system-more-responsible/ By signing in 2014 of the Association Agreement and of the DCFTA, Moldova has undertaken a number of commitments, including the national procurement reform. Although the system has made more progress, however, several shortcomings are highlighted. It is primarily a weak system of remedies, poor planning, and poor quality of technical specifications and insufficient monitoring of the execution of tender contracts. This is the opinion expresses by Diana Enachi, IDIS “Viitorul” expert at the presentation of the Policy Brief "Creating Agency for resolving complaints - a new stage in the development of the public procurement system".]]> 20.12.2016 12:52 Housing debts to utilities providers – a barrier to reorganize old blocks in Condominium owners associations <![CDATA[Housing debts to utilities providers – a barrier to reorganize old blocks in Condominium owners associations // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5420&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Housing-debts-to-utilities-providers-a-barrier-to-reorganize-old-blocks-in-Condominium-owners-associations/ Currently, consumers have accumulated debts of hundreds of millions for utilities and the residential fund is the absolute leader in this chapter owning 98% of historic debts (not invoiced). ]]> 16.12.2016 09:26 The Association Agreement lames and the economic diplomacy is outdated <![CDATA[The Association Agreement lames and the economic diplomacy is outdated // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5417&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/The-Association-Agreement-lames-and-the-economic-diplomacy-is-outdated/ The Association Agreement, after signing, remained only at the level of formality without practical achievements. The political class was more concerned with disputes over the Government investment and the society horrified of the billion theft of the banking system. Moreover, Moldova's economic diplomacy beats time and economic interests of the country continue to suffer. These are some of the ideas from the studies launched by IDIS "Accountability of state institutions in the implementation of the Association Agreement" and "How Moldova manages to promote the economic interests abroad". The authors and publications are Ion Tabirta and Valentin Lozovanu.]]> 15.12.2016 09:14 Politics freezes regional development <![CDATA[Politics freezes regional development // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5416&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Politics-freezes-regional-development/ Financial investment resources for the regional development and politically allocated and not to people's needs. This creates discrepancies in the economic advance of the country's regions. This is the opinion expresed by IDIS Viitorul experts, Iurie Gotisan and Ion Tornea in the program "60 minutes of economic realism".]]> 15.12.2016 09:09 Moldovan economy, developed asymmetrical <![CDATA[Moldovan economy, developed asymmetrical // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5412&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Moldovan-economy-developed-asymmetrical/ In Moldova, as well as in many countries of the world, the real development of the economy occurs asymmetrically from a regional perspective. Regional development disparities in the country are due to uneven distribution, in large part, due to factors of production, urbanization levels or quality of technological and institutional infrastructure, according to the Policy Brief „Regional economic disparities in Moldova”, signed by Iurie Gotisan.]]> 14.12.2016 12:56 IDIS Viitorul launched the Research Monitor "Hybrid power and its actors". The magazine will target cases and phenomena of rentier exploitation of the state by illegal groups <![CDATA[IDIS Viitorul launched the Research Monitor "Hybrid power and its actors". The magazine will target cases and phenomena of rentier exploitation of the state by illegal groups // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5411&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/IDIS-Viitorul-launched-the-Research-Monitor-Hybrid-power-and-its-actors-The-magazine-will-target-cases-and-phenomena-of-rentier-exploitation-of-the-state-by-illegal-groups/ Monday, December 12, IDIS „Viitorul” researches presented at a press conference the first issue of a new magazine "Hybrid power", having as a starting point for the assessment of the way how certain state agencies have accepted or even tolerated for years a series of money laundering activities by certain banks of Moldova, without preventing or halting illegal activities.]]> 12.12.2016 17:39 Reduced creditworthiness and lease land - bomb for land fund <![CDATA[Reduced creditworthiness and lease land - bomb for land fund // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5401&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Reduced-creditworthiness-and-lease-land-bomb-for-land-fund/ Institutional changes in the land are robust. Positive visible changes are observed at the Cadastre company that owns the necessary instruments to monitor the situation. But in the economic field changes are awaited and depend on agricultural years and the market situation. The bomb for the land use in the Republic of Moldova is the reduced creditworthiness of agricultural land, excessive fragmentation of land holdings, their degradation and land lease for short term by economic entities in the corporate sector. The is the opinion expressed by IDIS Viitorul experts, Viorel Chivriga and Iurie Gotisan in the show "60 minutes of economic realism".]]> 07.12.2016 09:22 Best Practice Programme has chosen the winners of 2016 <![CDATA[Best Practice Programme has chosen the winners of 2016 // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5400&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Best-Practice-Programme-has-chosen-the-winners-of-2016/ Best practices of local authorities in Moldova have been appointed on 2 December at the meeting of the Steering Committee of the Best Practices Programee. During the meeting, members of the Steering Committee gave a note of best practices known in the documentation visits and have decided the winning practices.]]> 07.12.2016 08:26 IDIS presents the first issue of the newsletter "Budgets without secrets” <![CDATA[IDIS presents the first issue of the newsletter "Budgets without secrets” // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5398&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/IDIS-presents-the-first-issue-of-the-newsletter-Budgets-without-secrets/ IDIS "Viitorul" presents the first issue of the newsletter "Bugete fără secrete” (in English “Budgets without secrets”). The publication aims to make transparent the activity of local public authorities in Moldova by promoting transparency and financial accountability.]]> 05.12.2016 13:08 Reintegration policies will be consulted and amplified. It provides an agreement signed by IDIS with the Reintegration policies Office of the Government of Moldova <![CDATA[Reintegration policies will be consulted and amplified. It provides an agreement signed by IDIS with the Reintegration policies Office of the Government of Moldova // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5396&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Reintegration-policies-will-be-consulted-and-amplified-It-provides-an-agreement-signed-by-IDIS-with-the-Reintegration-policies-Office-of-the-Government-of-Moldova/ Thursday, December 1, 2016, IDIS Viitorul Director, Igor Munteanu signed a cooperation agreement with the Reintegration Policies Office of the Government in the person of Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration Mr. George Balan. The agreement signed at a public ceremony at the Government headquarters provides a sustainable framework for consultation and cooperation to develop the national vision for reintegration, other action plans and national programs that ensure respect for the integrity, unity, indivisibility and sovereignty of the Republic Moldova.]]> 01.12.2016 14:32 IDIS Viitorul and the Ministry of Finance signed a Memorandum on electronic procurement efficiency <![CDATA[IDIS Viitorul and the Ministry of Finance signed a Memorandum on electronic procurement efficiency // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5395&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/IDIS-Viitorul-and-the-Ministry-of-Finance-signed-a-Memorandum-on-electronic-procurement-efficiency/ Along with other civil society organizations and private businesses in Moldova, IDIS Viitorul signed on 30.11.2016 a Memorandum on Moldova’s development of a transparent and efficient system of electronic procurement. The Memorandum was proposed for signature by the Minister of Finance, the Public Procurement Agency and the Centre for Electronic Governance, meeting at this time the most powerful platform for the public sector that involves all stakeholders. ]]> 01.12.2016 10:13 Transparency is pushing local officials to responsibility <![CDATA[Transparency is pushing local officials to responsibility // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5394&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Transparency-is-pushing-local-officials-to-responsibility/ Access to local government decisions is a right of citizens. This is, firstly, of how public money is spent. On the other hand, the authorities' obligation to provide information to citizens. This would empower local authorities. This is the conclusion formulated by Viorel Pirvan, expert IDIS Viitorul and Viorel Rusu, expert CALM expressed during the program "60 minutes of economic realism".]]> 30.11.2016 09:20 IDIS "Viitorul" launched the Rayons Transparency Index <![CDATA[IDIS "Viitorul" launched the Rayons Transparency Index // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5393&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/IDIS-Viitorul-launched-the-Rayons-Transparency-Index/ Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) "Viitorul" launched the Transparency Index of the local government of the second level in Moldova. The event took place on November 29 at a press conference.]]> 29.11.2016 15:38 Tax capping impedes local authorities <![CDATA[Tax capping impedes local authorities // NEWS AND IDIS EVENTS]]> http://www.viitorul.org/libview.php?l=en&idc=132&id=5389&t=/NEWS-AND-IDIS-EVENTS/Tax-capping-impedes-local-authorities/ Capping the taxes is a counterproductive and illegal process given that this affects the small and medium business while favoring companies with big business, according to the opinion expressed by Viorel Furdui, CALM Director and IDIS Viitorul, Veaceslav Ionita during the "60 minutes of economic realism" program.]]> 23.11.2016 10:22