Republic of Moldova

February 2 – May 25, 2022

The Leadership Academy for Development (LAD) in Moldova is an executive-level training program that trains mid-level government officials and business sector leaders from developing countries to help the private sector be a constructive force for economic growth and development. This program is offered in partnership with Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Delivery Associates, and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Policy from Moldova.

Program Overview

The Leadership Academy for Development in Moldova, is an intensive executive-level training program that will teach selected participants how to be effective reform leaders, promoting sound public policies in complex and contentious settings. The LAD program will be led by Dr. Francis Fukuyama, the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), and a faculty member of FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL). He is also Director of Stanford's Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, and a professor (by courtesy) of Political Science.

During the online portion of the program, from February 2 to May 25, 2022, participants will acquire an analytical framework necessary to promote private sector growth through public policy. Participants will learn how to be successful reformers and leaders by analyzing stakeholders, sequencing actions, managing conflicts and building coalitions. In order to do so, policymakers must have a solid grasp of country-specific economic, financial, political and cultural realities. The workshops will be organized remotely and conducted in English language.

This is a largely case-based curriculum with key lectures that will provide the necessary conceptual framework. The “case method” is a technique of teaching and learning through the analysis of actual events that have occurred, allowing you to gain a realistic understanding of the roles, responsibilities and analytical skills required of decision makers, as well as the tensions that may arise between various stakeholders with different objectives. Participants are encouraged to draw from their own experiences to enrich classroom discussions and stimulate debate.

The LAD Program will be organized as follows:

  • 5 online trainings each with a duration of 90 minutes, every 2 weeks since 2 February to 30 May 2022

  • 1 onsite training in Chisinau with Francis Fukuyama. The session will take place 90 minutes in June 2022

Participants Selection

All interested candidates should fill out the following application: LINK

Deadline: January 24, 2022 (23:59, CET time)

You will receive a confirmation of receipt within 24 hours following submission of your application. Should you not receive a confirmation email, please contact us by email: office@cape.md

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in English:

1. Full Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English.

2. Application Form / Statement of Purpose.

Statement of Purpose should not exceed 500 words. In drafting your statement of purpose, please focus on the following points:

· Explain your motivation for applying to LAD. (Why are you interested in applying? How will your participation contribute to your individual and professional growth?)

· Explain how your educational and professional background relates to the workshop you are applying to. (What makes you a good candidate for this workshop? What have you accomplished in the past? What knowledge, skills, and experiences do you have that are relevant to this workshop?)

· What problems or issues would you like to examine in more depth? What would be a possible topic for your case study paper?

· The list and an example of a published papers in English (research study, policy report, policy brief, policy memo, working paper, discussion paper, article in research journal, or book chapter), if any.

Finalists may be required to participate in a short phone or Skype interview. A phone or Skype interview will be scheduled during the week of January 25-28, 2022 and participants will be notified of their selection by January 31, 2022.

Participants will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • experience in the field of political science, economics, social science, business administration or international economic relations;

  • applicants should be mid-career practitioners, with at least five years or more of working experience;

  • in their present capacity, applicants should play influential roles in the national economic and social development areas. Applicants can be policymakers, business sector leaders/entrepreneurs, or leaders of civil society organizations (such as representatives of trade unions, nongovernmental organizations, the media, business and professional associations);

  • currently affiliated with a public institution, an academic institution or CSO (policy-focused universities, research institutes, think tanks);

· strong writing skills (in order to be involved in case-writing);

· good command of English;

· strong analytical skills;

· ability to engage remotely and work in teams.

LAD Moldova program is free of charge for the approved participants.


Name/Surname: Tatiana LARIUSHIN

Email: office@cape.md

Tel: +373 60 84 80 63