Oct 27, 2023

Strengthening Cooperation with Our Member Moldova

This week we are visiting Moldova, one of our members, to meet with various public institutions and explore future capacity development opportunities. This visit reflects the commitment to fostering cooperation and knowledge exchange, further strengthening our collaborative relationship with Moldova.

In a significant step towards enhancing the internal audit capabilities in Moldova, we had productive meetings with the representatives of the Ministry of Finance of Moldova. The attendees included Petru Rotaru, Minister of Finance, Vladimir Arachelov, State Secretary, Natalia Sclearuc, Director General, and Petru Babuci, Deputy Head of Public Internal Financial Control (PIFC) Policy Division. We explored opportunities for supporting Moldova’s capacity development program for internal auditors in the public sector in support of the country’s PIFC reforms through institutional and individual empowerment. 

Building on the success of our collaborative efforts with the National Bank of Moldova (NBM) to facilitate its transformation into a learning organization, we also discussed the possibilities of working with the Ministry of Finance on developing its capacities as a learning organization. This initiative reflects our ongoing commitment to fostering a culture of continuous learning and knowledge sharing within Moldova's key public institutions. At a networking event, Tatjana Ivanicichina, Deputy Governor of the NBM together with Jana Repanšek, CEF Director and NBM and CEF project teams presented in more detail the aim and initial reflections of the NBMLearnOrgLab project to the representatives of the Ministry of Finance, State Tax Service and the international community.

During the visit to Moldova Jana Repanšek, CEF Director also met with the NBM Governor Octavian Armașu. Governor Armașu is currently chairing the CEF Governing Board. We discussed governance matters and addressed ways Moldova can deepen collaboration and ties with the CEF and showcase its capacities and progress achieved. 

While in Moldova, we also attended a training of trainers through the TIGERS program facilitated by the Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands. This initiative aims to maximize the results of learning initiatives delivered within the NBM LearnOrgLab project. The focus is on strengthening individual capacities for learning, knowledge sharing, and promoting a better understanding of learning organization principles within the NBM.