The external assistance provided to Moldova in the form of grants and loans to support the budget in the first six months of this year increased by about 20% compared to the same period last year. However, the amount received is about half of the amount planned in the documents. According to the Finance Ministry, the state budget received about 162.88 million euros, which is about 3.54 billion lei. The source of information is mold-street.com, agora.md reported.
The main purpose of this aid is to support the budget. In the first quarter of 2023, 824.49 million lei was received, with most of this amount (about 25.85 million euros) coming from loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Also included in this amount is a grant of 283.3 million lei from the UNDP, as well as contributions from Switzerland and Sweden to the Energy Vulnerability Reduction Facility.
In the second quarter, the revenues reached 2.71 billion lei, and again, the IMF loans provided the most assistance to the budget – 86.85 million euros, or about 1.73 billion lei.
There was also macro-financial assistance from the European Commission in the form of a loan of about 39.8 million euros and a grant of 10 million euros, totaling about 985 million lei.
In 2022, foreign aid amounted to 55.07 million dollars and 95.86 million euros, which roughly equals more than 2.9 billion lei.