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 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.

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