Quality Evaluation of Official Development Assistance Provided to the Republic of Moldova


Polgári Szemle, 18. évf. 4–6. szám, 2022, 374–383., DOI: 10.24307/psz.2022.1227

Iuliana Stratan, PhD candidate, State University of Moldova (Ez az e-mail-cím a szpemrobotok elleni védelem alatt áll. Megtekintéséhez engedélyeznie kell a JavaScript használatát.).


The purpose of this paper is not to assess the role or performance of international financial institutions in the Republic of Moldova, but rather to focus on a somehow insufficiently investigated topic and namely: quality evaluation of official development assistance provided by donors. 

Several factors were considered when determining the efficiency of official development assistance: consolidation of units within the Ministry of Finance, update of the electronic platform for foreign aid management, transparent evaluation of donors’ policies from the perspective of the two critical lines of research in this field: effectiveness and coherence.  At the same time, special emphasis was placed on conceptualizing and researching the political conditionality imposed by some of the donors for reflecting local changes and if development partners achieve the objective of having efficient and qualitative official development and technical assistance based on the dynamics of political conditionality use. As a result of the conducted research, it is established that high political volatility and weak institutional capacity have hampered the efforts to implement the reforms supported by development partners, thus it is necessary to further increase the capacity of the program portfolio, adjust foreign assistance in the sociopolitical, institutional context and from the perspective of the current economic crisis.

Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) codes: O19, P21, R11, R58

Keywords: Official development assistance, development partners, reforms, development strategies, political conditionality