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:

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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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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