WatchDog.md is a community of civil society in Moldova, acting as a think-tank. It brings together experts in various fields to develop, analyze and evaluate sectorial public policies in Moldova. One of its main objectives is to provide accurate and comprehensive information on the true situation in critical areas in Moldova, including economics, public finance, democracy, election processes and human rights.
WatchDog’s primary aim is to contribute to establishing of a favorable environment for the democratic development of the Republic of Moldova.
Community WatchDog.MD together with regional partners developed the first edition of the energy transparency index in 2020. The index reveals the level of information transparency in energy sectors of three Eastern Partnership countries – Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia....read more
Studiul "Indexul Rezilienței față de Dezinformare în Europa Centrală și de Est (2021)" realizat sub egida EAST Center acoperă patru țări Visegrad (Cehia, Ungaria, Polonia, Slovacia) și șase state din Parteneriatul Estic (Armenia, Azerbaidjan, Belarus, Georgia,...read more
Public health or digital liberties? Citizens’ tracking during and after COVID-19: Implications for democracy in EaP countries
The pandemic in the Republic of Moldova has significantly affected the informational landscape and the access to public information. This decline began with the detection of the first COVID case and the establishment of a state of emergency from March 17, 2020 to May...read more
The Republic of Moldova accumulated 53 points out of 100, ranking lower than Georgia (56) and Ukraine (60) according to the Energy Transparency Index for 2020, conducted for the 3 Eastern Partnership countries. The energy transparency index refers to the natural gas...read more
Moldova's energy security largely depends on the Russian Federation for both gas consumption and electricity generation. Less than 19% of Moldova’s electricity demand is produced domestically by 3 CHP plants (combined heat and power) that run on natural gas as fuel,...read more
Moldova's dependence on Russian gas and, consequently, the accumulation of gas debt represents a threat to national security, as Gazprom has used this vulnerability to limit or even stop the gas supply. Although was governed by parties with different geopolitical...read more