Based in Chisinau since 2014, consultants in CIVITTA Moldova have gained extensive experience working with government, state agencies and organizations, as well as with development partners. The Moldovan team has been successfully offering their management consulting services within technical assistance projects (especially evaluations and impact assessments), EU funding applications, startup support services and business plan preparation, market research as well privacy compliance consulting.
Located between Romania and Ukraine, Republic of Moldova with its 3.5 million population is one of the least developed countries in Europe, with a significant diaspora of Moldovans living abroad. Torn between East and West, Moldova is one of the six Eastern Partnership countries, and today it the only country in the region with free trade agreements with both the EU and the CIS. An Association Agreement with the European Union has been signed in 2014 and entered into force in 2016.
Traditionally focused on agriculture and industries such as wine-making, Moldova took significant steps to boost and diversify its economy over the past years. Structural and ongoing reforms have substantially improved the business climate and enhanced the country’s competitiveness. The National Development Strategy "Moldova 2020" aims to set the country on a dynamic growth path based on local and foreign investment and the development of export-oriented industries. The idea of running a business or a startup in Moldova currently has significant potential. IT, electronics, software and creative industries are attractive targets for foreign investment. This is supported by a regionally attractive fiscal regime, with the corporate tax rate standing at 12%.