Follow-up: CSO Strategy
After completing the project “Research on corruption in public-private partnership at local level” supported by the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” Skopje (IDSCS), the Ohrid Institute for Economic Strategies and International Relations (OI) and the Macedonian Institute for Media (MIM), implemented in the framework of the project “CSOs Watchdog Network to Prevent Spoils and Conflict of Interest in the Public Administration”, funded by the EU through the IPA Civil Society Facility, Analytica and other grantees as part of the Network continued with their activities in the area of transparency, corruption prevention and similar.
In this light, the 17 participating CSOs in the CSOs Watchdog Network to Prevent Spoils and Conflict of Interest in the Public Administration including Analytica lead by IDSCS, OI and MIM prepared a Civic strategy for preventing conflict of interest in the public administration. The Strategy is a document with guidelines which CSOs can use in their work in the area of preventing conflict of interest and anti-corruption policies. Its vision is to eradicate conflict of interest in Macedonia and its mission is to strengthen the role of the civil society in preventing conflict of interest and promotion of the merit system. The Strategy encompasses four areas: transparency, employment, public procurement and preventing conflict of interest and anti-corruption policies. Further elements of the Strategy are its implementing tools, results and implementing subjects. The Strategy was prepared at two workshops in which Analytica’s researchers participated and via mail consultations. The strategy in full in Macedonian is available here.
Ana Stojilovska has presented the findings of the paper titled “Risks of corruption in public private partnership in Macedonia” prepared as part of the project “Research on corruption in public-private partnership at local level” on 15 April 2015 in the municipality of Sveti Nikole at the Public debate about distribution of funds from municipal budgets organized by the CSOs Watchdog Network to Prevent Spoils and Conflict of Interest in the Public Administration. She stressed that the research has shown that the law-prescribed procedure for public private partnership reduces the risk of corruption and corruption may happen outside this procedure.