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.
2023 Energy Security Scoreboard Report
The energy crisis caused by Russian military aggression against Ukraine has led to a review of policies, particularly on the energy security dimension.WatchDog.md experts, together with partner organisations in neighbouring countries and with the support of the Black...read more
WatchDog.MD Community presented the results of the third survey on the perception of disinformation and political preferences of the population
On April 19, an opinion poll conducted by the Center for Sociological Research and Marketing "CBS-Research" on behalf of the Community for Advocacy and Public Policy "WatchDog.MD" was made public. The survey contains a number of questions on people's political...read more
The Istanbul Convention. Shelters and specialised support services for victims of violence against women: standards and good practices
Moldova's ratification of the Istanbul Convention marked an essential commitment to addressing the deep-rooted issues of violence against women and aligning itself with the fundamental values of democracy, human rights, and rule of law upheld by the European Union....read more
Implementation of the Istanbul Convention: A follow-up
The Republic of Moldova has ratified the Istanbul Convention through Law No 144 of 14th of October 2021, making it the 35th state to do so. The Istanbul Convention is a recent legal development in Europe aimed at protecting female victims of violence. Article 1 of the...read more
Republic of Moldova. The Istanbul Convention Implementation Report
The Republic of Moldova is the 35th state to ratify the Istanbul Convention through Law No 144 of 14th of October 2021. The Council of Europe Convention on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (herein after, the Istanbul Convention) is the most recent legal...read more
WatchDog.MD Community presented the results of the second opinion poll
On March 9, an opinion poll conducted by the Center for Sociological Research and Marketing "CBS-Research", commissioned by the Community for Advocacy and Public Policy "WatchDog.MD", was made public. The survey includes multiple questions that address the impact of...read more