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White Paper: Moldova. Transfer of Know-how for Small and Mid-size Businesses in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

Sass, M. – Kovács, O. – Jaksa, R. A. – Garbovan, L. – Hunya, G. (2015): White Paper: Moldova. Transfer of Know-how for Small and Mid-size Businesses in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. CASE Network Report No. 122

The report focuses on the potential of the development of small and mid-size businesses in Moldova. It provides an economic overview of the country, and then analyses various best practices and lessons learned from the development of SMEs in the Visegrad countries, especially Hungary. The report provides a description of economic developments, main trade figures, relevant labor developments, migration and the role of remittances and defines the bottlenecks for SME development in the country. The authors built their analysis on available literature and statistics as well as their own survey and interview series. The study highlights six case studies relevant for SME development selected for deeper investigation such as simplified tax schemes, online tax reporting, entrepreneurship education, agriculture and producers’ organizations, the wine industry and issues of measurement of the SME sector. Finally the report draws up potential intervention schemes for Moldovan stakeholders and provides further recommendations for longer term initiatives and actions taken for the support of economic and SME development.