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Moldova Open Budget Survey Results

Open Budget Survey 2017

Country Summary Questionnaire


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Public Participation


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Budget Oversight


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IBP considers countries that score above 60 on the Open Budget Index as providing sufficient budget information to enable the public to engage in budget discussions in an informed manner. IBP considers countries scoring above 60 on participation and oversight as providing adequate opportunities for the public to participate in the budget process and providing adequate oversight practices, respectively.

Transparency (Open Budget Index)


out of 100

Moldova provides the public with limited budget information.

How Does Moldova's Open Budget Index Score Compare?

In the Open Budget Survey 2017, this country is being assessed for the first time.

Recommendations for Improving Transparency

Moldova should prioritize the following actions to improve budget transparency:

  • Publish the Mid-Year Review in a timely manner.
  • Provide detailed data on the macroeconomic forecast, as well as data on the financial position of the government in the Executive’s Budget Proposal.
  • Provide details of comparisons between planned nonfinancial outcomes and actual outcome in the Year-End Report, and increase the information provided in the In-Year Reports.

Public Participation


out of 100

Moldova provides few opportunities for the public to engage in the budget process.

How Does Public Participation Compare to Other Countries in the Region?

Global Average 12/100
Ukraine 30/100
Poland 24/100
Bulgaria 22/100
Hungary 11/100
Czech Republic 9/100
Slovakia 9/100
Moldova 7/100
Romania 6/100
Recommendations for Improving Participation

Moldova should prioritize the following actions to improve public participation in its budget process:

  • Pilot mechanisms for members of the public and government officials to exchange views on national budget matters during the monitoring of the national budget’s implementation. These mechanisms could build on innovations, such as participatory budgeting and social audits. For examples of such mechanisms, see
  • Hold legislative hearings on the formulation of the annual budget, during which members of the public or civil society organizations can testify.
  • Establish formal mechanisms for the public to assist the supreme audit institution in formulating its audit program and to participate in relevant audit investigations.

Budget Oversight (by Legislature & Audit)


out of 100

The legislature and supreme audit institution in Moldova provide limited oversight of the budget.

To What Extent Does the Legislature Provide Budget Oversight?

Formulation/Approval 48/100
Execution/Audit 47/100

The legislature provides limited oversight during the budget cycle. This score reflects that the legislature provides limited oversight during the planning stage of the budget cycle and limited oversight during the implementation stage of the budget cycle.

To What Extent Does the Supreme Audit Institution Provide Budget Oversight?

Adequate 83/100

The supreme audit institution provides adequate budget oversight.

Recommendations for Improving Oversight

Moldova should prioritize the following actions to make budget oversight more effective:

  • Ensure the Executive’s Budget Proposal is provided to legislators at least two months before the start of the budget year.
  • Ensure a legislative committee examines and publishes reports on in-year budget implementation online.
  • Ensure audit processes are reviewed by an independent agency.
  • Consider setting up an independent fiscal institution.

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This country is not currently included in the Open Budget Survey.