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Foreign Operations Assistance: Moldova


Fact Sheet
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
June 1, 2013

   
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United States Department of State
Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia
Foreign Operations Assistance Fact Sheet, June 2013*

The overarching goals of U.S. foreign assistance to Moldova are to help the country strengthen its democratic institutions and processes, strengthen the rule of law, increase prosperity, secure its internationally recognized borders, and become a full partner in the Euro-Atlantic community.

Assistance Activities by U.S. Goals in Moldova

Ensure Moldova's Political Development as a European State through More Effective and Accountable Democratic Institutions and Strengthening the Rule of Law

Date: 2013 Description: Moldova: FY 2012 Foreign Operations Assistance by Objective*: Peace and Security=17%; Governing Justly and Democratically=46%; Investing in People=0.19%; Economic Growth=34%; Humanitarian Assistance=3%. - State Dept Image• The United States is providing assistance to improve judicial administration and independence, increase the skills of judges and prosecutors, and support civil society advocacy and public awareness campaigns about justice sector reforms and legislation. U.S. assistance includes legislative drafting expertise and improvements in prosecutorial and defense bar management and administration. These efforts are designed to advance Moldova's European integration prospects.

• The United States is providing assistance to strengthen the professionalism, capacity and projects of civil society groups and independent media outlets; help local authorities better meet the needs of citizens; increase energy efficiency and revenue collection; and provide better municipal services. U.S. assistance also promotes free and fair electoral processes and trains political parties to be more responsive to their constituents..

Create Jobs and Economic Opportunities Supporting Moldova's Economic Development and U.S. Interests with Increased Attention to Trade, Investment and Best Business Practices

BY ACCOUNT

FY 2012 ACTUAL

FY 2013 ESTIMATE

FY 2014 REQUEST

TOTAL (in thousand $)

23,510

22,034

19,660

Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia

21,000

0

0

Economic Support Fund

0

16,673

14,050

Foreign Military Financing

1,250

1,187

1,250

International Military Education and Training

860

712

750

International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement

0

3,062

3,230

Nonproliferation, Antiterrorism, Demining and Related Programs

400

400

380

• U.S. efforts in the economic sector encourage economic reform, achieve broad-based economic growth through diversification of exports, and advance Moldova’s integration with European markets. U.S. assistance develops business and industry clusters and high-value chains, with a particular focus on communication technology, wine, and furniture; provides financial and investment intermediation; and supports improvements in Moldova’s business regulatory and tax framework.

Promote a Future Moldova that Reintegrates Transnistria and Becomes a More Active International Partner, including Participation in Peacekeeping Operations

• U.S. assistance is targeted to help Moldova achieve its NATO Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP) objectives, including interoperability with NATO and participation in peacekeeping and coalition operations. The United States is providing training and equipment purchases to enhance interoperability in international operations with NATO, English language training, and training for both military and civilian leaders on concepts ranging from international defense management to strategies for internal development.

FY 2000-2010 Foreign Operations Assistance (in millions)
Date: 2013 Description: FY 2000-2010 Foreign Operations Assistance (in millions). - State Dept Image

• The United States is providing training and technical assistance to Moldovan law enforcement agencies to increase their capacity to effectively conduct criminal investigations, especially in forensics, and combat transnational crime, particularly trafficking in persons and cybercrime.

• The U.S government is providing technical assistance to help the government meet international standards for strategic trade controls. The United States is offering training and equipment to strengthen border controls, build enforcement agencies’ capacities to interdict illicit proliferation activities, and increase the general effectiveness of export controls. The United States is increasing its assistance in the separatist Transnistria region to reduce the prevalence of smuggling and other illicit transfers and trafficking.

BY OBJECTIVE

FY 2012 ACTUAL

FY 2013 ESTIMATE

FY 2014 REQUEST

TOTAL (in thousand $)

23,510

22,034

19,660

Peace and Security

4,047

4,399

3,752

Governing Justly and Democratically

10,870

10,773

8,910

Investing in People

45

0

0

Economic Growth

7,893

6,462

6,798

Humanitarian Assistance

655

400

200

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Coordinator's Office Annual Reports
U.S. Embassy Website
www.foreignassistance.gov
Millennium Challenge Corporation

*This fact sheet does not reflect Peace Corps funding or centrally managed or regional Foreign Operations funding that is not specifically budgeted for Moldova.



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