Social and Economic Impact Assessment of COVID-19 in the Republic of Moldova

The socio-economic impact assessment of COVID-19 in the Republic of Moldova is led by UNDP, conducted with UNFPA, and in close collaboration with the rest of UN System agencies. PWC is the contracted partner, to conduct this study with focus on the most vulnerable groups and most affected business sectors. As part of the UN’s response to the pandemic, UNDP Moldova is leading a UNDP Task Team on Socio-Economic Impact, which aims to support the Government, donor community and wider audience in assessing the immediate and projecting the medium-term and long-term impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The purpose of this report is to provide an initial impact assessment of the pandemic on vulnerable people and business sectors, as it has unfolded up to the point of writing. This study covers: overview of baseline vulnerabilities and emerging findings of socio-economic impact, preliminary early anti-COVID-19 measures, and high-level policy guidelines.

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