FISCAL TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

This research program covers issues like transparency, structure and effects of public spending, participative budgeting at national and local level, sustainability of the public deficit and debt, public procurement and so on.

The following projects have been implemented:

Gender responsive budgeting in times of pandemic

The project aims to improve the position of women and reduce gender inequality in the labor market in the long run. A detailed examination of the use of gender responsive

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

Analysis of parafiscal charges in North Macedonia

The objective of the project is to provide analysis of the parafiscal charges for SMEs in North Macedonia, by revieweing the Catalogue of public services and conduct of survey among

Bridging measures to alleviate Covid-19 consequences

The aim of the project is to develop proposed measures to mitigate the consequences of Covid-19, as a form of operationalization of the United Nations document “North Macedonia: UN Covid-19

Assessment of the financial implications for the state in the fight against COVID-19

The purpose of this analysis is to assess the financial implications, i.e. the spending of state institutions intended to combat COVID-19.   Contractor: IRI Republican Institute Duration: April – June

Roma-responsive budgeting in North Macedonia

The aim of the project is to pilot the Roma responsive budgeting guidelines through building capacities of civil servants, selecting budget programs and applying guidelines, resulting in two Roma responsive

Good or bad tax? Reforming Macedonian personal income tax

The overall objective of the project is to assess the effect of the announced tax reform of the personal income tax. The specific objectives include: To assess the impact of

Analysis of resources allocated for child-related policies and programs in the Budget of the Republic of Macedonia

The objective of this project proposal is to provide a comprehensive overview of the policies and programs related to children, in Macedonia, and their allocated financial resources by the Government

Data analysis for the Diagnostic and Public Finance Studies in Macedonia

The objective of the project is to provide background calculations in Stata to feed the preparation of two studies: Country Diagnostics and Public Finance Study by the world bank, based

Active civic engagement in design and monitoring of the local budget and public procurement

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