Public Private Dialogue in Moldova

The PPD in MD improves the flow of information relating to economic policy and builds legitimacy into the policy process. To date, the private sector’s role has received less attention than the public sector’s role in facilitating dialogue. The actions explores the value of private initiative in policymaking and the conditions for successful business participation. Through democratic policy advocacy, the private sector strengthens the dialogue process, improves the representation of economic interests, and creates space for civic engagement in governance.

Having in mind the current economic context and the economic crisis, improving the public-private dialogue represents an essential tool for developing the emerging markets and for finalizing large scale infrastructure projects, with a great positive impact on the long term.

Issues:
  • Lack of a prosperous business environment.
  • Public-private dialogue in the region is deficient and the level of consolidation of position in the segment of small and medium businesses is very low.
  • The innovation culture is poor and the existing innovation management capacity is not assessed.
  • The unavailability of timely data creates problems at customs and border crossing points.
  • Complicated bureaucratic procedures and administrative barriers increase the risk of corruption.

Actions to improve the PPD in Moldova:

  • Developing an efficient normative base regarding the dialog between the business and the authorities. Currently the Government has a passive position in the consultation process. In this way, the process of consulting the business community has to be regulated more strictly, for it not to become a formality.
  • A more active involvement of the business community in developing tax policies, by expressing suggestions regarding the aim, objectives, way of implementation and expected results.
  • Build an atmosphere of mutual trust and understanding between public and private sectors, improving social cohesion and civil society.
  • Guarantee the revision of existing state regulations of economic activities based on the principals of effectiveness, limited intervention and focus on economic growth (smart regulation.