Building the Private Sector's Capacity for Advocacy

Since signing an Association Agreement with the European Union, Moldova has followed an unsteady path toward greater democratization. Widespread corruption has discredited the main pro-reform political party in the eyes of many citizens, who in turn voted for a president who has cast an eye to the East, while a newer generation of genuine reform-minded candidates has been slow to emerge. To address these issues, CIPE is working with the business community and civil society by building the private sector’s capacity to advocate for anticorruption reforms, hold leaders accountable, involve the business community in decision-making processes, bring the voices of entrepreneurs into electoral debates, and push for greater transparency in government. CIPE also works directly with Moldovan business associations to strengthen their internal management, strategy, and governance.