EWMI provided post-privatization assistance to private farmers and rural entrepreneurs in Moldova. Working with farmer cooperatives, producer associations and local community organizations, EWMI contributed to the success of private farmers and ensured that the transition to private farms resulted in sustainable economic growth. As a result, a network of institutions was established and strengthened to support private farmers and enterprises in rural communities throughout Moldova. PFAP efforts targeted rural organizations with numerous members, including family farms. EWMI fostered the development of an enabling legal environment for farmers and agribusiness.
EWMI Programs in Moldova
2000 – 2005
The Private Farmers Assistance Program (PFAP) provided post-privatization assistance to more than 500,000 farmers and rural entrepreneurs in Moldova. Working with farmer cooperatives, producer associations and other local community organizations, EWMI provided the Moldovan private farmers with the skills and tools necessary for their future success. It was also envisioned that as a result of PFAP, a network of institutions, primarily NGOs, would be established and strengthened to provide continuing support to private farmers and enterprises in rural communities throughout Moldova.
1998 – 2004
EWMI has been integral in assisting Moldova in its transition to international accounting and auditing practices.EWMI’s accounting reform efforts in Moldova started in 1998, through the Moldova Accounting Reform Project (MARP) when EWMI: (i) assisted the Moldova government in drafting and implementing new accounting and auditing standards based on the International Accounting Standards (IAS) and International Standards of Audit (ISA); (ii) assisted in the conversion of Moldovan accounting systems from statutory accounting to the newly adopted accounting standards; (iii) developed and strengthened a self-regulatory organization (SRO) to promote accounting and auditing principles; and (iv)
1995 – 2000
EWMI’s Center for Private Business Reform in Moldova oversaw three distinct activities in the reform of the private business in Moldova from 1995-2000: (i) the National Land Privatization Program described below; (ii) a capacity building effort which resulted in the restructuring of over 60 private enterprises in Moldova; and (iii) the implementation of the sixteenth (and last) mass privatization effort in Moldova. While all of these USAID-funded efforts were successful, by far the most effective and important for Moldova was the implementation of the National Land Privatization program.