Small Business Act for Europe Assessment in the Republic of Moldova
Views: 723 / Published: 7-03-2023, 01:24

On March 1, 2023, the public-private reconciliation meeting on Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) Assessment, organized by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Ministry of Economic Development and Digitalization of the Republic of Moldova took place. The initial findings of the 2024 SBA Assessment were presented at the event. The purpose of the SBA assessment is to improve the SME policy-making process in the Eastern Partnership countries and to enhance the capacity of decision-makers.

The scientific researchers from the National Institute for Economic Research (Vinogradova N., Novac A., Maier L.) participated in the SBA evaluation for the Eastern Partnership countries, being involved in the evaluation of the "Entrepreneurial human capital" and "Innovations" Pillars of the OECD SBA Assessment Questionnaire 2022-23, the data of which will be used to calculate the SME Policy Index 2024. Some results of the entrepreneurs' survey, obtained in 2022 within the Applied Scientific Project  20.80009.0807.38 "Multidimensional assessment and development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem at national and regional level in order to boost the SME sector in the Republic of Moldova" (project director - dr. N.Vinogradova) were also presented at the reconciliation meeting. In particular, there were reflected the problems of enterprises, related to the low level of digitization, poorly developed cooperation for the purpose of developing/implementing innovations; the problems of entrepreneurial education and the obstacles in the involvement of young people in entrepreneurial activities.

The results of the evaluation will allow the comparison of SME development policy between partner countries and with EU members, the efficiency increasing of the SME policy development process, as well as institutional improvement.


The launch of the international ERASMUS+ project "Skills4future"
Views: 730 / Published: 27-02-2023, 11:27
The launch of the international ERASMUS+ project "Skills4future"

On January 30, 2023, within the Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania, the international project "Skills4future" - Developing and improving the STEAM skills of students and teachers for curriculum innovation and sustainable development of higher education institutions and local businesses was officially launched. The project is part of the Erasmus+ category and is co-financed by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ KA2 Program – Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education, with a duration of 3 years.

The project is implemented by 11 educational and academic institutions from Romania (Politehnica University of Bucharest, Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest), Poland (Technical University of Lodz) and the Republic of Moldova (Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Technical University of Moldova, National Institute for Economic Research of AESM – Agrifood economics and rural development department, State University of Moldova, State University "Alecu Russo" from Bălți, State University "Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu" from Cahul, Business Center from Cahul, Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Bălți branch).

The general objective of the Skills4future project aims at integration of STEAM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) in the curricula of the "Business and administration" specialty, first cycle bachelor's degree, for the programs of 5 universities from the Republic of Moldova. As part of the project's activities, the National Institute for Economic Research of AESM will collaborate to achieve the specific objectives of the project in partnership with the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova and the Technical University of Moldova.


International Scientific-Practical Conference "Economic growth in the conditions of globalization", 16th edition, 12 - 13 October 2022
Views: 1090 / Published: 7-10-2022, 06:54
International Scientific-Practical Conference "Economic growth in the conditions of globalization", 16th edition, 12 - 13 October 2022
 

Programme of the International Scientific-Practical Conference "Economic growth in the conditions of globalization", 16th edition can be accessed here.

 

The collection of abstracts of the International Scientific-Practical Conference is accessible here.


The National Institute of Economic Research (Moldova), winner of the 2022 FocusEconomics Analyst Forecast Awards for the most accurate current account forecaster for Moldova
Views: 504 / Published: 24-06-2022, 16:45

 

 

The National Institute of Economic Research, Moldova has won the 2022 FocusEconomics Analyst Forecast Award as the most accurate current account forecaster for Moldova in 2021 and  the second best overall forecaster for Moldova’s economy. 


The Focus Economics Analyst Forecast Awards are yearly awards that recognize the most accurate economic forecasters for the six key macroeconomic indicators (GDP, Fiscal Balance, Inflation, Interest Rate, Exchange Rate and Current Account) in 100 countries.

 

FocusEconomics is a leading provider of economic analysis and forecasts for 200 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.

You can find the list of the top 3 forecasters per country, indicator and commodity, the methodology used and other valuable information here.

 


The semiannual bulletin «Moldovan Economic Trends»
Views: 1413 / Published: 15-05-2022, 12:32

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International Scientific-Practical Conference “Quality Assurance as the Main Factor of Competitive Economic Development”, Azerbaijan
Views: 1262 / Published: 5-05-2022, 09:15

International Scientific-Practical Conference “Quality Assurance as the Main Factor of Competitive Economic Development”, Azerbaijan

Scientific researchers from NIER participated on May 4th, 2022, in the International Scientific-Practical Conference Dedicated to the 99th Birthday Anniversary of Nationwide Leader Heydar Aliyev “Quality Assurance as the Main Factor of Competitive Economic Development”, Azerbaijan, Baku, Business University.

The following reports were discussed at the conference:

- Challenges and Incentives for the Growth of the Competitiveness of the Moldovan Economy - rapporteurs Stratan Alexandru, Rector of the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Gutium Tatiana, National Institute for Economic Research, Republic of Moldova.

- Diagnosis of the Banking Sector in the Republic of Moldova During the COVID-19 Pandemic Period - rapporteurs Viorica Popa, Nicolae Popa, National Institute for Economic Research, Republic of Moldova.

- Experience of Republic of Moldova in Supporting Children Refugees Through Social and Economic Measures - rapporteur Ciobanu Mihail, National Institute for Economic Research, Republic of Moldova.

International Scientific-Practical Conference “Quality Assurance as the Main Factor of Competitive Economic Development”, Azerbaijan

50 years of the establishment of the International Center for Scientific and Technical Information: the main directions of cooperation
Views: 6049 / Published: 26-02-2019, 08:26

The International Centre for Scientific and Technical Information is an International organization (ICSTI), which was established on February 27th, 1969 under the provisions of an Intergovernmental Agreement on the Establishment of the International Centre for Scientific and Technical Information. 22 states are members of the ICSTI: Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of Cuba, Arab Republic of Egypt, Republic of Estonia, Georgia, Republic of Hungary, Republic of India, Republic of Kazakhstan, Democratic People`s Republic of  Korea, Republic of Latvia, Republic of Moldova, Mongolia, Republic of Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Republic of South Africa, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Republic of Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam. The Republic of Moldova was accepted as a member country of ICSTI in 1993.

The main objective of ICSTI is to provide information, analytical, consultative and organizational support to international cooperation in fields of science, technologies and business.

The ICSTI supreme governing body is the Committee of Plenipotentiary Representatives (CPR), consisting of Plenipotentiary Representatives appointed by Governments of respective ICSTI member states. ICSTI day to day activities are managed by the Director and his deputies. On behalf of the Republic of Moldova, the Plenipotentiary Representative is currently the Director of the National Institute for Economic Research, correspondent member of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova.

The ICSTI committee meets at least once per year in accordance with the work plan approved by it. On September 19-20, 2018, at the 69th Meeting of the Committee of Plenipotentiary Representatives of the ICSTI Member States which took place in Minsk, where the General Director Ugrinovich E.V. reported on the work done during the year. During that event there were discussed the priorities and the development process of national systems of scientific and technical information and IT of the ICSTI member states. At that meeting, there was presented information on “The situation of the scientific and technical information field in the Republic of Moldova” and “The information on the provision of education and science in the Republic of Moldova”.  By the new ICSTI Scientific Council was approved the candidate of Mrs. Natalia Perchinski as a member, and the candidate of Mrs. Natalia Guslikova as a  member of   INCSTI group on science, innovations.

The International Center for Scientific and Technical Information in accordance with the ICSTI Statute performs the tasks assigned to it together with the interested bodies of national information systems and individual scientists and specialists of the member states based on contracts and cooperation agreements.

On base of copyright material received from the ICSTI community countries, an information and analytical compendium entitled it was elaborated “The Situation of National Innovation Systems”.  This is the first edition in the cycle of collections on “Innovative processes in the countries of the ICSTI community”. Its appearance is due to the intensification of ICSTI activity aimed at information, organizational and consulting support for innovative processes. The collection contains materials from the ICSTI member countries such as: the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, Romania, Ukraine, the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic, prepared by the Association of Innovative Entrepreneurship of the Czech Republic which is the ICSTI long-term partner.  The main attention is paid to the problems and trends in the development of national innovation systems (NIS) in the ICSTI countries. From the initial concentration of attention exclusively on science and technology, as the main factors determining the environment in which innovative entrepreneurial companies operate, NIS started to be considered as a system.

The second edition was elaborated as a part of the Collection “Innovative processes in the ICSTI Community countries”, which is actually an information and analytical compendium on “Environmental problems and ways to solve them”. The handbook contains analytical materials and research results of specialists from the public administration, scientific, educational and innovative organizations specializing in the field of ecology and environmental protection from the ICSTI member countries and other countries: the Azerbaijan Republic, Belarus, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Georgia, Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, Romania, Ukraine, the Republic of South Africa and the Italian Republic. The collection is formed as separate sections by country. In 2011, it was published the next edition of the cycle   - the international informational and analytical compendium "Problems of obtaining clean water and innovative solutions".

The international informational and analytical compendium on "Problems of modern applied materials science" was the next edition of the cycle "Innovative processes in the countries of the ICSTI community". The relevance of the collection’s topics is undoubted, since modern materials science, being an interdisciplinary science, is designed to ensure scientific and technical progress and sustainable development of the national economy through the introduction of new high-quality materials of increased operational reliability, contributing to the growth and increase in the intensity of energy-saving technologies, expansion of the raw material base, and with improved features. The collection, formed as separate sections by country, presents analytical materials and research results in the field of materials science of specialists from the ICSTI member countries and its partners (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Romania, Ukraine, South Africa, Slovakia and the Czech Republic) : scientific, educational and innovation organizations specializing in materials science.

In May 2013 was published the informational and analytical compendium entitled “Problems of the AIC in the ICSTI Community Countries and Innovative Solutions to their Solutions”. The content of the collection is focused on researching of problems and identification of theoretical and practical developments in the field of agriculture in ICSTI member countries and partner countries, monitoring and evaluation of their contribution to solving these problems. In the collection are inserted results and research and development, educational, organizational, and structural of innovation field from such countries as: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Romania, Ukraine and the Czech Republic.

From April, 2006 till now it has been publishing the ICSTI international journal “Information and Innovations”. The main tasks of this journal are to inform about the processes occurring in the scientific, technical and innovation fields of ICSTI member states and other countries, in order to promote the development of entrepreneurial and innovative technological activity, to form sustainable international relations and to expand cooperation between ICSTI member states and interested partners. The journal analyzes the problems of national systems of scientific and technical information and national innovation systems, as well as their interaction, global trends in the development of innovative processes, focuses on small and medium-sized innovative business and information support to promote innovative projects, technologies and products to the markets. Among the authors of the articles in this journal are the leaders and employees of the Research Institute of Economic Research: Stratan A., Guslikova N., Perchinskaya N., Bordian E, Zasmenko T. and others.

We, sincerely, congratulate the stuff of INCSTI with this beautiful anniversary and with the successful launch of the ICSTI project in order to create an international platform of open access to scientific and technical information and the highest achievements in all their activities.

Best wishes from:  Mr. Alexander Stratan, acad. Membr. of ASM, professor, director of the NIER, Mrs. Lilia Ghitiu,  PhD, associate prof., Head of Public Relations, International Cooperation and Technology Transfer Department,  Mrs. Natalia Guslikova, scientific researcher.


Second workshop of the project "Let's Rock the Central, Eastern and Western Europe with Transnational Local Action"
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On 24th of April, 2018, in Beloviste, Macedonia, the second workshop of the project Let's Rock the Central, Eastern and Western Europe with Transnational Local Action, funded by the Visegrad Fund and implemented by the National Institute for Economic Research, was organized by FACE (MK) and Inspiro Consulting (MD). 
The scope of the workshop was to share V4 practices of LAGs in Czech Republic and Hungary. The event was organized for an existing Local Action Group, Skardus.The event was attended by Skardus member, agriculture extension representatives, business sector and NGOs.
Nikola Trendov and Dumitru Stratan introduced the project activities and its outputs. On other hand, Dr. Laszlo Papocsi and Dr. Petr Konvalina presented case studies of existing LAGs in Hungary and Czech Republic.


Round table ”Benefitting From EU Open Market: SMEs Practical Guide to DCFTA Learning from Experience of Latvia”
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On July 5, 2017, Mr. Valentin Ciubotaru director of the NGO BIOS  together with Vladislav Boldurat, scientific researcher at the National Institute for Economic Research participated at the round table in the framework of the project ”Benefitting From EU Open Market: SMEs Practical Guide to DCFTA Learning from Experience of Latvia”. Venue of the round table – Tbilisi, Georgia. Representatives of Moldova have had two presentations: ”DCFTA in Moldova” submitted by phd. Valentin Ciubotaru and ”SMEs support policy in Republic of Moldova”, submitted by Vladislav Boldurat. The event was attended by representatives of Georgian public bodies and experts delegated from Latvia and Azerbaijan.

It is need to mention that in the framework of the round table there were discussed the practical aspects of the agreement of the DCFTA for SMES and the experience of the implementation of the programmes of the DCFTA in the partner countries, as well.


Participation of the representatives of the Financial and Monetary Policy Department at the closing session of the Twinning project
Views: 7753 / Published: 12-07-2017, 09:37

On July 07, 2017, the representatives of the Financial and Monetary Policy Department participated within the closing session of the Twinning project "Development and consolidation of the National Commission for Financial Markets’ operational and institutional capacities in the field of prudential regulation and supervision". The project in question was implemented by the Polish Financial Supervisory Authority (KNF) for the benefit of the NCFM, being funded by the European Union within the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument.