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High-level launch UNECE Innovation for Sustainable Development Review (I4SDR) of Moldova and capacity-building programme to support implementation of selected recommendations
Since its independence, Moldova has made significant steps to transition to a fully-fledged market economy with improvements in the business environment and development of its national innovation system. Further economic growth will mean that innovation in the form of systematic experimentation with ideas must take centre stage in Moldova’s policy efforts. Innovation would also be crucial in meeting Moldova’s commitments under the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, including the imperative to transition towards a more circular and inclusive economy and the resilient post-pandemic recovery.
To support Moldova’s development efforts, the UNECE has carried out the Innovation for Sustainable Development Review (I4SDR) of Moldova. The I4SDR aims to support the national authorities and policymakers in promoting an enabling environment for innovation and knowledge-based competitiveness to foster sustainable development. The I4SDR was carried out following a request from the Government of Moldova and with the financial support from the Government of Sweden. It contains recommendations aimed at stimulating innovation activity in the country through policy actions to enhance innovation policy governance, science-industry linkages and technology commercialisation, and the innovation and technology transfer infrastructure. For the first time, the I4SDR proposes possible policy solutions to leverage the Moldovan diaspora for innovation-driven sustainable development.
The I4SDR of Moldova is available in English and Romanian on UNECE website.
About the event
This event serves as an opportunity to present Moldovan stakeholders and international partners with the main findings and recommendations of the I4SDR of Moldova. It is also a platform to launch the capacity-building programme on innovation and technology transfer, as agreed with the Ministry of Education and Research. The capacity-building programme is aimed at supporting the implementation of the selected Review recommendations by the Government of Moldova.
The event brings together Moldovan Government representatives, innovation stakeholders, including academia and private sector representatives, as well as international experts, including authors of respective chapters of the I4SDR, development partners and the UNECE secretariat.