Nathan Inc., as prime contractor of the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded project Moldova Institutional and Structural Reforms Activity (MISRA), is seeking Concept Papers from entities to propose initiatives that contribute to an improved business climate through reforms in transport, logistics, trade, customs or tax services, or commerce. Proposals may include novel ideas and approaches that would improve public services, transparency and accountability, digitalization, improved public-private sector coordination, access to information, access to finance, communications, research, or private sector innovations that also leverage reforms. Ideas are encouraged that: include private sector coordination with government stakeholders; would have a positive impact on doing business in Moldova; and/or that would strengthen inclusion, including of marginalized groups and the participation of women in business or women-owned or operated businesses.
Applicants may submit a proposal for a grant award of up to $150,000. Application requirements and review criteria are outlined in the APS.
The full text of APS and Grant Concept Paper can be found here:
ISSUANCE DATE: August 2, 2023
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF QUESTIONS: December 31, 2023
SUBMISSION DATE: January 31, 2024, 18.00 Chisinau local time
The Moldova Institutional and Structural Reforms Activity (MISRA) is a five-year project, funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), that aims to improve the business, investment, and trade enabling environment in cooperation with the Government of Moldova to respond to an unprecedented economic crisis due to the war in Ukraine, as well as to support Moldova’s economic recovery, including to: advance an economic action plan; strengthen public economic governance institutions; improve transport, logistics, trade, and commerce; and accelerate financial sector reforms and inclusiveness; among other needs. MISRA is also building the capacity of the Government of Moldova to better engage and strategically communicate its economic plan, progress, and results to the private sector, civil society, and the public.