Moldova

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#58
2

Communities at risk

Trans-Dneister Slavs

Summary

Moldova ranks 58th in 2018’s Peoples under Threat table and rose two places from 2017’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

2018 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts4
Major armed conflictNo data
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0018
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance7.3
Rise of factionalized elites8.3
Voice and Accountability-0.033
Political Stability-0.277
Rule of Law-0.536
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL9.839

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 58th in 2018’s Peoples under Threat table and rose two places from 2017’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.