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.
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
Survey: Evolution in perceptions of COVID-19 pandemic misinformation and population’s political preferences
Survey: Evolution in perceptions of COVID-19 pandemic misinformation and population’s political preferences The survey was conducted to measure the evolution in perception of misinformation among adult population in the Republic of Moldova. In particular, the degree...read more
Statement by the National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Regarding the Presidential Elections of 9 August 2020 and Political Situation in Belarus
The Moldovan National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum expresses its solidarity with the Belarusian National Platform regarding the Presidential elections of 9 August 2020 and political situation in Belarus. We are also sharing the concerns...read more
The results of the survey conducted by WatchDog.MD show a strong impact of both the pandemic and the infodemic on political preferences and on the trust degree in conspiracy theories. The “WatchDog.MD” Community, in cooperation with CBS Research, conducted a national...read more