Workshop on drafted Analysis of Policy coordination in North Macedonia
On 28 and 29 September 2021 ReSPA organized a Workshop on drafted Analysis of Policy coordination in North Macedonia as a follow-up to study the Analytical paper on Policy Co-ordination in Western Balkans.
Ms Magdalena Shaldeva, a national expert from North Macedonia, developed and presented specific analyses on policy coordination in North Macedonia. In particular, Ms Shaldeva focused on the strategic, legal and institutional aspects of coordination of public policies; assessment of the strategic planning processes; coordination of PAR and PFM; coordination of European Integration process; and coordination of the development of Economic Reform Programmes. During the workshop, Ms Shaldeva and the participants thoroughly discussed the role of the most relevant public administration institutions in improving coordination among public policies.
During the presentations and discussions, a special focus was put on the so-called evidence-based policymaking, which remains an important pillar of the Public Administration Reform. Participants acknowledged that North Macedonia had made important steps forward regarding the preparation of Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) Reports. However, still, the quality of the analysis presented in RIA Reports needs further improvement. In addition, participants recognized that the Centre of Government (CoG) functions are shared between a number of institutions. There is a need to establish an effective mechanism for coordination among these institutions that are part of the CoG.
The workshop gathered 23 participants - state secretaries and senior managers responsible for public administration reform and economic reforms programmes, officials in charge of policy coordination within the centres of the government structures in charge of policy planning and coordination, as well as representatives of the ministries of finance, health, economy, etc.