Moldova

Map: Location of Moldova

Geographical Location:  Eastern Europe
Capital: Chișinau
Population:   3,5 millions (1)
Area:   33.851 km2 (2)
GDP/capita: 2.064 $ (3)
Median income/capita:   1.329 $ (4)
Life expectancy:   70,12 years (5)
Human Development Index (HDI):  0,663 (globally ranked 114th of 187) (6)
Gender Gap Index: 0,7405 (globally ranked 25th of 142) (7)


 
 


1) UN Statistics Division, 2012: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/snaama/selbasicFast.asp
2) CIA World Factbook: http://www.cia.gov
3) UN Statistics Division, 2012: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/snaama/selbasicFast.asp
4) GALLUP, 2006-2012: http://www.gallup.com/poll/166211/worldwide-median-household-income-000.aspx
5) CIA World Factbook, 2014: https://www.cia.gov
6) UNDP Human Development Report 2014, 2013: http://hdr.undp.org/sites/default/files/hdr14-summary-en.pdf
7) WEF Global Gender Gap Report 2014, 2013: http://reports.weforum.org/global-gender-gap-report-2014/rankings/

Our project in Moldova:

Moldova is one of the poorest countries of Europe. The Republic has to deal with especially low incomes, insufficient vocational training, high social inequality and – due to deficient medical supply and unsatisfactory living conditions – with a high number of sick people. Especially in rural areas people hardly have any perspectives. Drawing hope from being able to build up a financial cushion abroad about 17% of the population migrated1. They support their families at home to enable good education for their children or subsistence to their retired parents.

 

1 http://www.migrationpolicycentre.eu/docs/migration_profiles/Moldova.pdf

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