The Digital Ecosystem Country Assessment (DECA), a flagship initiative of the Digital Strategy, identifies opportunities and risks in a country’s digital ecosystem to help the development, design, and implementation of USAID’s strategies, projects, and activities. It informs USAID Missions and other key decision-makers about how to better understand, work with, and support a country’s digital ecosystem. 

The Moldova Digital Ecosystem Country Assessment (DECA) report presents the findings and recommendations of the Moldova DECA. It outlines the key aspects of Moldova’s digital ecosystem and provides 12 recommendations for creating a more inclusive, safe, and enabling environment. Guided by two USAID/Moldova priorities, which include, i) strengthened participatory democracy and ii) sustainable economic growth rooted in Euro-Atlantic integration, the DECA process consisted of desk research, consultations with USAID/Moldova technical offices, and 68 key informant interviews with stakeholders from civil society, academia, and the private and public sectors.