Fact Sheet
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
December 1, 2009

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Moldova FY09 USD Thousands
Total Accounts:
Assistance to Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia (AEECA) funding for INL:
International Military Education and Training (IMET):
Foreign Military Financing (FMF):$500

For More Information:

FSA Annual Report:

U.S. Embassy, Chisinau, Moldova:

Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance
Flag of Moldova is three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), yellow, and red; emblem in center of flag is of a Roman eagle of gold outlined in black with a red beak and talons carrying a yellow cross in its beak and a green olive branch in its right talons and a yellow scepter in its left talons; on its breast is a shield divided horizontally red over blue with a stylized ox head, star, rose, and crescent all in black-outlined yellow.
FY 2008: $15.23M ($14.18M FSA, $1.04M Other) Estimated FY 2009: $15.55M ($14.5M FSA, $1.05M Other)

Assistance Goals: U.S. assistance in Moldova works to strengthen democratic institutions, increase economic prosperity, secure the country’s recognized borders, and to assist Moldova to become a full partner in the European and international communities. Assistance programs address Moldova’s democratic development by strengthening Moldova’s civil society, developing independent and professional media and increasing knowledge of legal rights and access to justice. U.S. programs reduce poverty by promoting economic growth, helping key industries to realize their export potential, and address trafficking in persons by improving the ability of law enforcement to identify and prosecute traffickers, while protecting victims of trafficking. Other efforts support the re-integration of the breakaway region of Transnistria through targeted economic growth and civic participation programs.

Areas of Focus (Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance):

Peace and Security (PS): FY08 $2.35M; FY09 $1.72M

  • Assist Moldova to become a capable partner in international military efforts
  • Develop the capacity of law enforcement to reduce threat of transnational crime

Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD): FY08 $7.76M; FY09 $7.40M

  • Build the capacity of civil society and independent media to fulfill watchdog and advocacy roles and support greater civic participation.
  • Promote free and fair elections, strengthen electoral institutions and promote public participation.
  • Strengthen legal and judicial institutions and increase public access to legal protection and representation.

Economic Growth (EG): FY08 $4.33M; FY09 $6.03M

  • Stimulate growth and reduce poverty.
  • Improve trade and investment capacity of Moldovan companies.
  • Provide business leaders an improved understanding of market economy and how to apply those principles.

Humanitarian Assistance (HA): FY08 $0.30M; FY09 $0.40M

  • Improve living conditions of the poorest, providing food, clothing and medical care.
  • Repair facilities such as schools and hospitals.

Recent Successes:

  • Assisted the Ministry of Defense in developing the country’s draft National Security Strategy.
  • Supported implementation of the law on domestic violence, which also covers child abuse. As a result, Moldovan authorities issued the first restraining order in the country and made several successful prosecutions under the law.
  • Provided training and technical assistance to help political parties build effective party organizations, communicate their messages more effectively, and mobilize voters.
  • Distributed over $3.5 million worth of donated clothing, hygiene items, medical equipment and supplies to vulnerable sectors of the population in Moldova including the elderly, orphaned children, and the disabled
  • Supported efforts to draft an accession request to the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) of the World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Facilitated new infrastructure investments, new trade linkages, and new loans with a value of more than $6 million in agribusiness

Graph Explanations

Pie Chart: In Fiscal Year 2009 forty-eight percent of U.S. assistance went to the objective of Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD), thirty-eight percent went to Economic Growth (EG), eleven percent went to Peace and Security (PS), and three percent went to Humanitarian Assistance (HA).

The Line Graph covers U.S. assistance to Moldova from 1992-2008:

  • In Fiscal Year 1992 $1.11 Million dollars in Freedom Support Act (FSA) funds was given in assistance to Moldova and total United States Government (USG) assistance was 12.16 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1993: FSA: 11.69 Million dollars; Total USG: 61.43 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1994: FSA: 39.37 Million dollars; Total USG: 39.17 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1995: FSA: 24.37 Million dollars; Total USG: 39.17 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1996: FSA: 23.50 Million dollars; Total USG: 58.07 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1997: FSA: 27.57 Million dollars; Total USG: 30.14 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1998: FSA: 34.20 Million dollars; Total USG: 44.89 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1999: FSA: 47.31 Million dollars; Total USG: 63.10 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2000: FSA: 50.09 Million dollars; Total USG: 63.20 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2001: FSA: 45.07 Million dollars; Total USG: 68.95 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2002: FSA: 36.02 Million dollars; Total USG: 47.91 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2003: FSA: 30.10 Million dollars; Total USG: 51.27 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2004: FSA: 22.54 Million dollars; Total USG: 41.30 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2005: FSA: 17.51 Million dollars; Total USG: 30.55 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2006: FSA: 17.82 Million dollars; Total USG: 26.74 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2007: FSA: 16 Million dollars; Total USG: 48.33 Million dollars.
  • Fiscal Year 2008: FSA: 14.18 Million dollars; Total USG: 20.80 Million dollars.