Office of the IMF
Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
IMF Staff Visit
mission headed by Thomas Richardson visited Chisinau during July 12-21, 2006 to
review performance over the first three months of the PRGF program and discuss
the Government’s economic reform plans for 2006/07 in light of recent economic
developments, in particular difficulties caused by the shrinking of the wine
market and the higher natural gas price.
During its visit, the IMF mission
met the Speaker of Parliament, the First Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of
Finance, the Minister of Economy and Trade, the Governor of the National Bank of
Moldova, as well as other senior officials and a broad range of representatives
of the civil society, businesses, donors, academics, the financial sector, and
mass-media. The talks focused on the macroeconomic situation and the outlook for
the coming period in the context of the government's economic reform program.
next IMF mission is expected to take place in late October, aiming at completing
the first review of Moldova’s performance under PRGF during the first 6 months
of the program implementation. Upon the completion of the review, Moldova would
become eligible to draw the next tranche under the PRGF.
July 21, 2006