U.S. assistance is helping Moldova become a democratic and economically prosperous state, anchored in Europe, secure within its internationally recognized borders, and governed by effective, transparent, and accountable institutions. The United States is achieving these goals by providing assistance to strengthen democratic institutions, especially the justice sector, and to promote a more dynamic civil society and media environment; improve the business-regulatory environment, enhance private sector competitiveness, develop export-oriented, high-value agriculture; and help Moldova take advantage of the trade benefits of its Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with the European Union. These efforts will open new markets for Moldovan exports and foster continued integration with Europe. U.S. programs will maintain a focus on democratic reform, anti-corruption initiatives, and increased transparency.
- Foreign Operations Assistance: Moldova (Aug. 2016)
More information about Moldova is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed below:
- Human Rights Country Report - MOLDOVA
The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states to the U.S. Congress in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974.
- International Religious Freedom Report - MOLDOVA
The annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom – the International Religious Freedom Report – describes the status of religious freedom in every country. The report covers government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world.
- Trafficking in Persons Report - MOLDOVA
The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue. It represents an updated, global look at the nature and scope of trafficking in persons and the broad range of government actions to confront and eliminate it. The U.S. Government uses the TIP Report to engage foreign governments in dialogues to advance anti-trafficking reforms and to combat trafficking and to target resources on prevention, protection and prosecution programs. Worldwide, the report is used by international organizations, foreign governments, and nongovernmental organizations alike as a tool to examine where resources are most needed. Freeing victims, preventing trafficking, and bringing traffickers to justice are the ultimate goals of the report and of the U.S Government’s anti-human trafficking policy.