Annual Activity Report 2015
This is the 15th annual executive report of the organization. CReDO was in its last years of implementation of the 4th organizational development cycle based on 2015-18 CReDO Strategic Plan. The report is covering partly 2016, as the implementation of some governemental strategic actions were delayed, as November 2014 parliamentary elections have on one side created political previsibility and on the other side political instability given the financial and banking fraud emergence.
The cyclic nature of the political instability of the current governing majority aiming at the European integration with 5 governments changed since 2009 and 3 governements changed only in 2015 with decreasing popularity triggered mass protests as a response to the bank fraud. The upcoming president elections in October 2016 represents a point where to be elected president will either continue or confront the curret proeuropean Government. The strategic choices depend thus entirely on the outcome of the ellections. In the former case, CReDO strategy will be European value based constructive engagement, while with the last election come, the strategy might be reconsidered.
CReDO is among the most influencial policy analysis and advocacy organization, lately gaining its strong position in influencing wide range of policies from institutional reforms and democratization to human rights policies, especially in holding the 2nd consecutive charmainship in 2015 of the Anticoruptuion Alliance (www.alianta.md). CReDO has continued in 2015 to hold the chairmanship of the CNP – national participation Council – the key advocacy body with the Government (www.CNP.md). CReDO remained the leading actor in enforcing a most liberal and democratic law on public assemblies in the region. CReDO Our representatives are relied heavily on international level (OSCE/ODIHR, CoE and EU) for the assembly, policing and fair trial reforms.
The activity report is built in several chapters. The introductory chapters are followed by the description of activities in the field of policy analysis and of advocacy and lobby. Further follows the chapter describing the results of implementation of policies promoting human rights and democracy and empowerment of vulnerable groups. The chapter on capacity building describes training provided for the government and civil society. The final chapter contains financial information and the audit report.
A key challenge in 2016 are for the macroenomical indicators, bank fraud investigation and prosecution with the asset recovery and the adoption and implementation of the key reforms and the Association Agreement between EU and the Republic of Moldova. The relationships with the Governement remained unchanged, as the mandate of the CNP was not extended for 2016, while for 2016 the re-establishment of CNP is expected. The main challenge constitutes unfinished reforms in the justice, anti-corruption, building the public integrity system as preventive anticorruption measures and assuring the independence/efficiency of public institutions and. Another challenge is the building of the influence of the civil society sector on the policy-process in the Parliament and the increase of the decisional transparency.
In February 2016, the Government and the European Commission have agreed on the priority reforms in the implementation of the Association Agreement as there have been a number of delays in the course of 2015. The priority reforms have been coined Road Map. Based on the successful realization of the Road Map and the signing of the staff level agreement with the IMF, The European Commission agreed to resume the direct budget support totaling around 160 mln euro, the suspension decision taken in June 2015.
The Government and the European Commission has agreed that the new Action Plan on the implementation of the Association Agreement for the next 2 years and possible the new Road Map II focusing on the short term priorities (up to 6 months) will be elaborated and agreed in the course of the months of September-October 2016.
CReDO will stay focused on the end-policy-process influence with specific policy opinions, legal amendments and solutions as proven to be the effective policy influence process. It is proven to be the most efficient way of influencing the policy process and provide direct policy advice in a format of several pages that are both legally sound and economically, socially and politically implementable.