6 Develop a global partnership for development

Where we are?


Moldova has made good progress in building an information society. Photo: UNDP/John McConnico

Moldova has made good progress in building an information society. In 2012, the penetration of mobile phones has reached 114.6%, as compared to 37.8% in 2006, while the final target was set at the level of 75.6%. The penetration rate registered for PCs in 2012 was 65% higher than the level achieved in 2006, for Internet – a level 57%, with real chances to achieve the targets set for 2015.

There is prudent management and control of external debt. The unemployment rate among youth aged 15-24 years old remains to be a problem (13.8%), but the reaching the final target (10.0%) is possible if efforts for improving the investment climate are made. A negative trend was registered for Target 1 “Further develop a transparent, predictable and non-discriminatory trade and financial system based on rules through promoting exports and attracting investments”, as it declined due to external economic shocks and the internal problems encountered by the business environment.

The Government is committed to allocate more resources to attract strategic investors in the economic sectors with a potential to generate jobs and extend the networks of local suppliers, and for harnessing fully the new opportunities provided by the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area as part of the Association Agreement with the European Union.

1.69 years
remaining
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG8
  1. Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system
    • Developing countries gain greater access to the markets of developed countries
    • Least developed countries benefit most from tariff reductions, especially on their agricultural products
  2. Address the special needs of least developed countries
    • Net Official development assistance (ODA), total and to the least developed countries, as percentage of OECD/DAC donors' gross national income
    • Proportion of total bilateral, sector-allocable ODA of OECD/DAC donors to basic social services (basic education, primary health care, nutrition, safe water and sanitation)
    • Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
    • Market access
    • Debt sustainability
  3. Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States
    • Official development assistance (ODA) received in landlocked developing countries as a proportion of their gross national income
    • ODA received in small island developing States as a proportion of their gross national incomes
    • Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
    • Market access
    • Debt sustainability
  4. Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries
    • Total number of countries that have reached their HIPC decision points and number that have reached their HIPC completion points (cumulative)
    • Debt relief committed under HIPC and MDRI Initiatives
    • Debt service as a percentage of exports of goods and services
  5. In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries
    • Proportion of population with access to affordable essential drugs on a sustainable basis
  6. In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications
    • Telephone lines per 100 population
    • Cellular subscribers per 100 population
    • Internet users per 100 population