Moldova

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#62
3

Communities at risk

Trans-Dneister Slavs

Summary

Moldova ranks 62nd in 2016’s Peoples under Threat table and rose three places from 2015’s ranking. Moldova entered the Peoples under Threat table in 2014. Ethnic Russian protesters in Moldova’s breakaway region of Trans-Dniester have called for annexation by Russia, which has troops stationed there. The Russian authorities are acutely concerned that Moldova will sign… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2016 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts4
Major armed conflictNo data
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0011
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance6.5
Rise of factionalized elites7.8
Voice and Accountability-0.023
Political Stability-0.101
Rule of Law-0.273
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL9.17

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

Moldova ranks 62nd in 2016’s Peoples under Threat table and rose three places from 2015’s ranking.

Moldova entered the Peoples under Threat table in 2014. Ethnic Russian protesters in Moldova’s breakaway region of Trans-Dniester have called for annexation by Russia, which has troops stationed there. The Russian authorities are acutely concerned that Moldova will sign an association agreement with the EU later in 2014 – the same process that sparked the Ukraine crisis.