The overall objective of the action is to encourage gender-responsive planning that responds to the different needs of women and men at local level.
The aim of the project is to involve all residents of the municipality of Krushevo in the process of creating the local budget.
The overall objective of the project is “To strengthen FISCAST network’s monitoring of and partnering with local stakeholders on LSGUs’ financial transparency, with reference to parafiscal charges.”
This overarching aim is broken down into specific objectives involving concrete interventions on four fronts.
Specific objective 1: To enhance capacities of local CSOs and of the FISCAST Network to become active stakeholders in the municipal financial transparency processes;
Specific Objective 2: To improve municipal budget and parafiscal charges transparency;
Specific objective 3: To establish evidence-based, multi-stakeholder policy dialogue for monitoring of financial transparency and building effective municipal policies;
Specific objective 4: To increase public awareness about the benefit that higher transparency, accountability and sustainability have for citizens and businesses, in their roles and capacities to act at the local level.
Duration: January 2021 – July 2023
Donor: European Delegation
Calls and tenders
The aim of the project is to diagnose the labor market in nine municipalities in North Macedonia.
Duration: November 2020 – January 2021
Client: International Labor Organization
This proposal envisages the following activities:
- Desk analysis of the LSGUs budgets for 2020 in order to map the envisaged gender-based program, their categorization and comparative analysis with the local policies and strategies for equal opportunities between men and women, in order to evaluate how many local programs and funds were allocated directly for women, before the Covid crisis.
- In-depth interviews with LSGUs’ officials to discuss in details the LSGUs response interventions to address the local citizen’s needs, with reference to the gender impact.
- (Online) focus groups with local citizens to assess their experience and attitudes toward LSGUs’ response measures that tackle the Covid-19 impact.
All activities will result in short gender budget policy analysis (15-18 pages) for each LSGU separately, with included assessment of the LSGUs response interventions from gender perspective, as well as policy and recommendations for improving the gender-budgeting process in the post-Covid period.
Donor: UN Women Skopje
Duration: October 2020 – March 2021
The main objective of the project is to promote and encourage gender equality and non-discrimination in hiring and in the workplace.
The short-term goals of the project include: 1) assessing employers’ attitudes to gender inequality and discrimination in hiring and tin the workplace and the mechanisms for their prevention and protection; 2) to examine the experiences of workers in relation to gender inequality and discrimination and to assess whether they are reduced to isolated cases or systematically occurring; 3) to help policymakers make informed decisions based on evidence, data and recommendations; 4) to encourage social dialogue between key stakeholders (workers, employers and policymakers); 5) to raise public awareness of the regulatory framework for protection against gender inequality and discrimination in hiring and in the workplace.
Donor: Foundation Open Society
Duration: November 2019 – May 2020
The aim of the project is to assess the needs of social services in all 80 municipalities on the territory of Northern Macedonia.
Client: Ministry of Labor and Social Policy (Social Services Improvement Project)
Duration: August – November 2019
The overall goal of the project is to improve local economic development by building capacities of local stakeholders involved in the supply chain, increasing quality of services and development, launching and selling alternative tourist attractions.
The indirect expected benefits include the development of new local brands and unconventional tourist attractions for the regions that in the long term will strengthen regions as tourist destinations, attract more tourists, and thus increase revenues and promote local traditional values as a key to reducing poverty and inclusive economic growth.
This general objective is divided into specific objectives that involve specific interventions on three fronts:
- Specific objective 1: Economic to encourage municipalities by improving skills and strengthening the capacities of local stakeholders (tourism service providers, business sector, non-governmental organizations) for: communication, service delivery, service culture / behavior, leadership in tourism, branding, promotion and tourism guidance;
- Specific objective 2: To develop alternative tourist attractions that promote traditional culture and environmental aspects of municipalities;
- Specific objective 3: To launch and promote developed alternative tourist attractions in five destinations, and to develop a large network of links between local, regional and national stakeholders.
Donor: Local and Regional Competitiveness Project (LRCP) (World Bank & EU)
Duration: January – September 2019
Call for expert – Terms of reference
The overall goal of the project is to improve the delivery of social services at the local level by increasing the capacities of local stakeholders and involving citizens in this process in the municipalities of Prilep and Dolneni.
The short-term objectives of the project are:
- To analyze and monitor the provision of social services from local public institutions in all aspects (hence, 360 degrees monitoring), with a key emphasis on the PI Inter-municipal Center for Social Work – Prilep.
- To understand the extent to which the provision of public services is assisted by the private and civil sector.
- To assess the level of cooperation of local stakeholders and public institutions in delivering social services.
- To understand the perceptions and experiences of the local population regarding the delivery of social services.
- To encourage local policy-makers to make informed decisions based on evidence.
- To strengthen the capacities of all stakeholders for better delivery of social services.
- To increase public awareness about the impact of social services on personal and social well-being.
Duration: November 2018 – March 2019
Donor: European Union through the Foundation Open Society Macedonia and Eurothink
The project aims at increasing the engagement of external stakeholders (citizens, civil society organizations and local media) in the design and monitoring of local budgets and public procurement.
The main activities of the project include: 1) Analysis of the existing budget documents, practices and civic engagement; 2) Devising recommendations for policymakers; 3) Capacity building for implementation and monitoring of local procurement; and 4) Advocacy in public.
The planned activities are expected to result in: 1) Qualitative assessment of the design and transparency of local budgets in the three municipalities; 2) Familiarizing key stakeholders with the need to reform the process of drafting and publication of budget documents; 3) Building capacity of the civil society, local media and public administration for implementation and monitoring of public procurement; 4) Increased public awareness for the need of and the possibility for civil society participation in the process of devising local budgets and the way municipal money is spent.
Duration: 2017-2018 (12 months)
Donor: Project WEBER through the European Policy Institute, Skopje