The fifth edition of the Extended Migration Profile (EMP) of the Republic of Moldova for 2010–2015 was edited and published under the project “Supporting the implementation of the migration and development component of the EU–Moldova Mobility Partnership and harnessing its benefits for the residents of the Transnistria Region of the Republic of Moldova”, implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and funded by the European Union (EU).
The analytical report represents a continuation of a complex exercise initiated in 2010 with the production, by IOM Republic of Moldova, of the first country’s EMP analytical report covering a detailed analysis of migration data for 2005–2010.
Subsequently, the Government of the Republic of Moldova took over and institutionalized the development of the EMP analytical report, by designating the Bureau for Migration and Asylum (BMA) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, as the institution responsible for producing the report. This resulted in the development, by the BMA, of the next editions of the EMP report: the second edition covering the period 2007–2012; the third edition for 2008–2013; and the fourth edition for 2009 – 2014.
This fifth edition of the EMP report provides: a description of the key migration trends in the Republic of Moldova; an analysis of the impact of migration on the country’s socioeconomic development; the relevant migration management framework; related key policy recommendations; as well as annexes with statistical tables containing migration data provided by all relevant data-producing institutions. This edition also includes an annex presenting data on long-term migration trends for 2005–2015, which portray the Republic of Moldova as a country of emigration, with the majority of its citizens emigrating circularly for work purposes mainly to the Russian Federation and Western Europe.
The value of the Republic of Moldova’s EMP analytical report is highly appreciated at the national and international levels, given its wide use to ensure evidence-based migration mainstreaming into national development policymaking.