Sustainable Development Goals

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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16 June 2022 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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.


16 June 2022 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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