Mr. Vincent Marie, IMF Government Finance Statistic Advisor
for South East Europe, based at the Center of Excellence of
Finance (CEF) in Ljubljana, worked in Chisinau during January
The goal of the mission was to assess the environment in
which government finance statistics are produced in Moldova and
to identify the elements of a work program between CEF and
Moldova for 2008.
The mission worked with representatives of the Budget and
Treasury departments of the Ministry of Finance and held a
meeting at the National Bureau of Statistics.
The IMF mission found that fiscal data and statistical
treatment are of high quality. This confirmed the findings of
the 2005 Data Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes
(Data ROSC). It should be added that, according to the 2004
Fiscal Transparency ROSC, these data are based on accurate
accounting data and procedures.
The mission outlined some potential areas for further work
and offered, if need may arise, to continue to provide technical
assistance in the area of fiscal statistics, through the Center
of Excellence in Finance.
Mr. Marie will report his findings and recommendations to the
IMF management, which will, in turn, share them with the
authorities and other relevant parties. The summary of the final
aide-memoire will be posted on the CEF website, and will be made
available to interested parties at their request.