Speeches & Transcripts

Two Decades of Work for Moldova's Prosperity

October 17, 2012

Abdoulaye Seck Moldova

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This year the World Bank is celebrating 20 years of partnership with the Republic of Moldova.

Two decades of cooperation and joint efforts to boost prosperity, reduce poverty and improve the quality of life for Moldovans have translated in a broad range of support to the country, covering areas such as health, education, agriculture, energy, water supply and sanitation, e-governance, social protection, competitiveness and many others.

Over 970 million US dollars have been committed to date in support of 45 projects.

Over 340 trust funds have been implemented in excess of 200 million US dollars.

The International Finance Corporation and the Multilateral Guarantee Agency, two members of the World Bank Group, provided finance and guarantees for a total of 295 million US dollars.

During these two decades of partnership our relationship with Moldova has continuously evolved to respond to the country’s economic and social challenges. Together with our government counterparts, we have strengthened the partnership with other donors for greater development effectiveness.

Knowledge, innovative products and policy dialogue on reforms have gained preeminence in face of the larger role of the private sector. Throughout these changes our commitment to continue supporting a better life for the people of Moldova has only become more resolute.

I hope that as you read through these results you have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with some of the main achievements delivered through World Bank-supported projects throughout the years.

The credit of these realizations goes without saying to the many World Bank Group staff, Moldovan counterparts across central government, civil society, local administrations, private sector and most importantly to the people of Moldova who have worked tirelessly to advance the goal of a more prosperous Moldova!

As we continue our efforts to support Moldova’s development agenda, we invite you to visit our webpage to learn more about the World Bank’s work in the country and let us know how we can do it even better!

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