About us

Optim – Opportunities through Technologies and Innovation in Moldova – is a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, implemented by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation.

Optim is a market systems development (MSD) project that aims to stimulate selected market systems in Moldova so as they generate improved economic opportunities in a sustained way. The beneficiaries are women and men, particularly those from excluded groups (youth, returning migrants, ethnic minorities) and those living outside the capital Chisinau.

At the center of the market systems development (MSD) approach is a good understanding of the systemic constraints of the economy, engagement, and partnerships with systems actors and interventions aiming at scalable results, meaning that the partners of the project are in the lead of the change. The ownership and awareness of the partner towards the achievement of the objective of the project are very important.