MUNICIPAL FINANCE AND POLICIES

The goal of this research program of Finance Think is to devise local policies and budget that are conducive to local development, democracy and the wellbeing of citizens and local communities. Community-based programs are particularly pursued. The participative approach is highly favoured.

Within this program, the following projects have been implemented:

Gender-responsive planning at local level: The case of Prilep and Krushevo

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.
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Budget for all: Citizen consultations to create a budget according to local needs

The aim of the project is to involve all residents of the municipality of Krushevo in the process of creating the local budget.
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FISCAST Network – Enhancing dialogue for higher municipal financial transparency, with focus on parafiscal charges

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
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Employment diagnostics in the municipalities in North Macedonia

The aim of the project is to diagnose the labor market in nine municipalities in North Macedonia. Client: International Labor Organization
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Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on selected local programmes and support local planning and budgeting in response to the immediate socio-economic needs of women and men

The objective of this project is to provide support in the development of rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on selected local programmes and support local planning and budgeting
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Gender equality in the workplace: Monitoring at the local level

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
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