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Description of the Center

Center for Strategic Studies and Reforms (CISR) was founded in November 1996 as an independent think-tank whose main goal is to develop knowledge about the Moldovan transition economy and create proposals for practical solution to social and economic policy. The Center is a NGO, non-profit, self-funded organization.
Executive Director: Galina Selari. Tel: (373-22) 232-238, E-mail:

Areas of activity: 

        Research: macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, real economy and SMEs development, regional programming, social policy, European integration;
        Educational and publishing activities;
        Advisory activity aimed at the Government, international organizations and research institutions and projects implemented in the country.

Main outputs:

        Moldova in Transition /Economic Surveys, 1998-2006;

        Analytical notes, commentaries 2003-2006

        Republic of Moldova: Strategy for Development, UNDP/World Bank/CISR, 1997-1998

        Free Trade Agreement (European Union - Republic of Moldova), TACIS/CISR, 1999

        National Human Development Report "Human Security and Transition", UNDP/CISR, 1999

        National Human Development Report "Towards a Culture of Peace", UNDP/CISR, 2000

        Republic of Moldova: Common Country Assessment, UNDP/CISR, 2000

        Financial Crisis in Moldova - Causes and Consequences, CASE (Poland)/CISR, 1999

        Is Moldova Ready to Grow? CASE/C1SR, 2000

        Moldova/Nations in Transit, Freedom House (USA)/CISR, 2000

        Unemployment in Moldova, USAID/CISR, 2001

        European Union and Moldova as partners, TACIS/CISR, 2002

        Experience and Techniques of Aid Coordination in Moldova, TACIS/CISR, 2003

        Social Assistance to Population through the Nominative Compensations, USAID/CISR, 2003

        Research on Transnistrian Economy, CISR, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2006

        Wheat Market Research, European Commission/CISR, 2004

        Concept of Sustainable Urban Development, UNDP/CISR 2004

        Opinion polls, 1997-2005, including on: SMEs Development; Public Officials; Governance and Corruption;  Agriculture (SME sector) after Land Privatization; Land Lease; Unemployment;

        Nominative Targeted Compensations; Possible Reforms in Social Assistance;

        Chisinau City Strategy 2020, UNDP, Urbanproiect, CISR, 2006, etc.

International consultants

      Jerzy Osiatynski, Macroeconomist, Poland, Member of Parliament in 1989-2002, former Minister of Economy and Minister of Finance in 1989-1993, Warsaw;
Joao Guimaraes, Social and Regional Policy Expert, The Netherlands, Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague.

CISR' partners

Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE), Warsaw, Poland; Institute for Strategic Studies, Moscow, Russia; National Institute of Economy, Bucharest, Romania; Institute of Social Studies, the Hague, the Netherlands.

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