Inequality, non-inclusive economic growth and low access to social benefits are some of the most pressing issues facing most of the world, but especially developing countries. In most cases, such problems are the result of the wrong approaches to economic growth models but also of faulty economic policies promoted and applied by the governments and political elites of the respective states.

On October, 30th IDIS Viitorul and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Moldova organized a public debate, where the economist and associate expert IDIS Viitorul, Viorel Gîrbu, presented an analytical study on the economic growth models of different states, including the Republic of Moldova's. The author proposed for discussion new approaches of the economic growth model and policy recommendations in this regard for our country.

 

For more details, access the study here (Romanian language only)

On May 30, 2018, the Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) "Viitorul" in partnership with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Moldova (FES) organized a public debate on the impact and the negative consequences of the occupational safety and health control reform. A preliminary analysis of statistical data and reports on work-related accidents denotes a worrying situation in this area, characterized by systematic violations of health and safety requirements at work and deviations that generate a lack of security not only for employees but also for employers. Thus, several experts stressed that the reorganization of the control system was a wrong step, and the implementation of the reform is ineffective. This has generated a number of issues such as reducing the capacity of the state's control in occupational safety and health, increasing the number of work-related accidents, including deaths, diminishing employees' social rights, increasing social costs of accidents at work, etc. Also, public data reveal an increase in the number of accidents at work during the implementation of the reform, from October 2017 to present - 11 cases resulting in the death of 14 persons, 2 serious cases, 82 cases of temporary incapacity for work including serious ones, which are not investigated and solved by any authority with occupational safety competences. The event was attended by representatives of the Parliament and Government of Moldova, trade unions, civil society organizations, international organizations and mass media. The public debate was organized within the framework of the project on the monitoring of political, social processes and the formulation of policy briefs, implemented by IDIS Viitorul in partnership with FES.

For more detailed information, download the full Policy Brief

 

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