Social entrepreneurship in the Republic of Moldova
Social entrepreneurship have seen an accelerated development at the international level and in several European Union states, but it is a relatively new concept for the Republic of Moldova and has been insufficiently exploited. Although there are some successful experiences, they were mostly initiated and developed exclusively through the contribution of external donors. In most cases, the commercial companies concerned were created by public associations. Here are some conclusions of the Analysis Report on the challenges in the development of social entrepreneurship (prepared by Angela Achiței, president of ADV Romania): - There is a very low level of social entrepreneurship culture in the Republic of Moldova. There is an interest in increasing this indicator from the perspective of NGOs / Social Enterprises and the academic environment. - Moldova has taken important steps in developing a legislative framework and an operating regulation of the National Social Entrepreneurship Commission, as well as the intention to have a public strategy and the allocation of funds for the development of start-ups in the field. - There are no statistical data on the financial market. On the other hand, the immaturity of the social entrepreneurship sector and the high risks to which social businesses are subject, do not make it attractive for investors. - Although social enterprises have theoretical access to the market (they are not prohibited from marketing products and services), they are not present in the market, nor do they benefit from support measures or technology to overcome this barrier. - The small number of social enterprises developed in the Republic of Moldova, did not help them to be visible in the market and to educate in what is necessary to respond. For detailed information, download the documents available below.
Regulatory analysis: social entrepreneurship in the Republic of Moldova: findings and recommendationsDownload
Analysis report - Regulatory framework on social entrepreneurship in the Republic of Moldova: Findings and recommendations (RO)Download
Social Entrepreneurship in Republic of Moldova - Needs Assessment (Romanian version)Download