European institutions were the largest donors to Moldova in 2012

As the head of Moldova’s State Chancellery Division of Policies, Strategic Planning and Foreign Aid Mr. Ruslan Codreanu reported at a meeting of the Inter-ministerial Committee for strategic planning, as of October 1, 2012, most projects involving donor assistance were implemented in the agricultural sector, their total budget exceeded US$ 341 million.

According to Moldpres, in the area of strengthening public administration and civil society the projects implemented amounted to $217.4 million, the budget of projects in social infrastructure and services exceeded $192.4 million, and in transportation and warehousing - about $191 million.

As of October 1, 2012 the largest donors to the Republic of Moldova were the European Union (US$ 336 mln), EBRD/European Investment Bank (US$ 327.5 mln), the United States of America (US$ 253.3 mln), the World Bank (US$ 173.9 mln), Romania (US$ 101.7 mln), and the United Nations ($ 64.7 million).

62% of the funding for the projects was provided in the form of grants. Totally, 189 projects are being implemented on grants, and 25 - on loans.

English translation by BSN