Moldova resources

  1. A synergy of growth and employment opportunities. A market systems analysis of the berry sector in the Republic of Moldova

    05 May 2021

    With funding from the British Embassy Chisinau through the UK’s Good Governance Fund, the ILO was tasked to conduct a market systems analysis of the berry sector in the Republic of Moldova. The aim of this study was to better understand the market constraints that limit job creation, higher incomes and greater productivity within the sector, particularly in relation to women and persons with disabilities. The study identifies a practical set of evidence-informed actions that address and remove those constraints.

  2. Sweetening the potential for decent work. A market systems analysis of the honey sector in the Republic of Moldova

    05 May 2021

    With funding from the British Embassy Chisinau through the UK’s Good Governance Fund, the ILO was tasked to conduct a market systems analysis of the honey sector in the Republic of Moldova. The aim of this study was to better understand the market constraints that limit job creation, higher incomes and greater productivity within the sector, particularly in relation to women and people with disabilities. The study identifies a practical set of evidence-informed actions that address and remove those constraints.

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    New challenges for TVET and skills development - what do you want to learn today?

    30 April 2021

    The importance of learning new skills has never been as evident as in the last year. Almost overnight, all of the global workforce had to admit they faced challenges with their digital skills. We had to switch to new ways of managing work and doing business, of participating in learning and delivering education and training to young people and adults alike. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education and skills development systems has been profound. Teachers, coordinators and policy makers discovered the challenges, but also the opportunities of applying digital learning technologies.

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    Moldova pledges safer and healthier workplaces

    19 March 2021

    In Moldova, if you choose to work in construction, agriculture or transportation you may run a high risk of work-related injury. This is what the statistics tell us. In 2019, every third work-related accident in the construction sector caused a loss of life, according to the State Labour Inspection. Paradoxically, the statistics are silent when it comes to workers suffering from occupational diseases, nor do they cast any light on jobs with high risk of occupational illnesses. Weak occupational safety and health (OSH) governance, failure to diagnose diseases by the health services as well as lax notification practices by employers are to blame. On 4 March 2021, the Moldovan Parliament enacted legislation ratifying the ILO Occupational Health Services Convention No. 161, which is a major step to address these problems. The Convention guides actions on protecting workers against work-related injuries, diseases and deaths. It reinforces the national system of occupational safety and health, and the provision of occupational health services which are key elements of a successful national OSH system.

  5. Social security and COVID-19: Which measures were effective in protecting workers?

    11 March 2021

    The recent ILO report reviews the national social security measures in response to the COVID-19 crisis, analyses their effectiveness, and discusses future challenges in improving the social security systems. The report covers seven countries in the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine.

  6. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2021 March

    11 March 2021

    This issue reports on ILO response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Central and Eastern European region. It introduces programme results and new projects, and features ILO resources related to the pandemic, fresh publications and new staff.

  7. Assessment of the Social Security Responses to COVID-19

    08 March 2021

    The report reviews the COVID-19 situation and economic data, the social security and related measures implemented to address the economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemics during the first lockdown in the second quarter of 2020.

  8. Do you know your labour rights? Web-based solutions developed by ILO keep youth and workers informed in North Macedonia and Moldova

    26 February 2021

    Youngsters tend to be inseparable from their phones, spending hours connecting with friends, searching for information, or playing games. This habitual use of smartphones is what the ILO built on when it launched the national competition for vocational and secondary schools to promote a new application that educates young people about their rights at work in the Republic of Moldova. The application “Rights at Work for Youth” is an educational game that provides information about rights at the workplace.

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    Why Trade Unions should act on Skills Development – and how?

    19 February 2021

    To build a ‘better normal’ in the post-COVID-19 world of work, skills development and lifelong learning need to be part of economic transformation. This responsibility should not reside with governments and companies alone. Trade Unions have an important role to play in shaping the professional development of workers at any age. A new, easy-to-use ILO Resource Guide illustrates how Trade Unions can engage more effectively in skills development policies and practices.

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    Reform of the reform in the Republic of Moldova: New law puts State Labour Inspectorate back in charge of occupational safety and health

    12 January 2021

    The Republic of Moldova adopted, on 22 December 2020, the amendment law that restores the functions of the State Labour Inspectorate as the control body of occupational safety and health (OSH) and the investigation of work accidents. This is a first important step towards ensuring the functional integrity of the State Labour Inspectorate in accordance with international labour standards.