Comparative evaluation of Republic of Moldova’s competitiveness within the group of economies in transition

Among European countries which have completed the transition from planned to market economy, Moldova has enjoyed less success. Although it is working to support the creation and strengthening economic transition, the expected results are achieved slowly. Republic of Moldova has signed in June 2014 the Association Agreement with the European Union, in order to complete the transition period, to increase business competitiveness and populations’ quality of life and therefore to reduce development disparities compared to other countries in the region. The article below treats the main pillars of economic competitiveness of the country in comparison with other economies in transition, on the base of Global Competitiveness Report methodology

Keywords: competitiveness, transition economy, Moldova, doing business, investments


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