Unlocking female economic potential – beyond gender boundaries

The objective of this action is to empower and enable women to reach their full potential in the labor market, with a particular focus on productivity.

Specific objectives include:

  1. To identify drivers of low female participation in the labor market and female productivity, by producing evidence and generating knowledge;
  2. To emphasize the importance of decent jobs, a stimulative environment, working conditions, and systemic support as drivers of productivity and women’s potential, by piloting measures at “Comfy Angel” and in collaboration with the business sector;
  3. To stimulate policy dialogue among relevant stakeholders (policymakers, business sector, Federation of Trade Unions);
  4. To advocate for policies that enable decent jobs and a stimulative environment that will boost female productivity.

Donor: British Embassy in Skopje

А sustainable design of policies related to multi-dimensional child poverty

The objective of the project is to increase capacities of the State Statistical Office for multidimensional child-poverty routine measurement and monitoring, to establish a multi-dimensional stakeholder mechanism for designing more coherent policies and to increase stakeholders’ knowledge and awareness for the importance of multi-dimensional policy approach.


Duration: July 2023 – March 2024

Open Balkan: Free regional movement of labor in conditions of shortage of qualified workers?

The goal of the project is to assess how the free movement of (skilled) labor in the Open Balkan Initiative will affect the labor market in North Macedonia, and thus to encourage a reasoned debate and adjustment of policies to maximize benefits and minimize risks.

Specific objectives include:

  • Generating knowledge about how the free movement of (skilled) labor included in the Open Balkan Initiative will affect the labor market in the country;
  • Encouraging evidence-based public debate about the benefits and challenges of the issue;
  • Contribution to economic policies related to the labor market and bilateral social security agreements, in the context of the implementation of the requirements of this Initiative.

Donor: Foundation Open Society Macedonia

Duration: September 2022 – September 2023

Follow-up to the assessment of the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on children

The goal of the follow-up to the assessment of the social and economic impact of COVID-19 on children, is to generate scenarios and expanded policy proposals in a situation where it is certain that this will be a protracted crisis, both from a health and from a socio-economic perspective, and where we can verify the validity of the initial assumptions of its nature and duration.

Client: UNICEF