SKOPJE, April 29, 2020—The International Budget Partnership (IBP) for the first time launched in 2019 the health and education sector fiscal transparency pilot module. Findings from the related research on North Macedonia’s public budgeting show that the government can do better in prioritizing education funding.

As per Marjan Nikolov the lead researcher of IBP for North Macedonia: “Usually, there is a shallow and a too generic explanation in the Decentralization section that relates to the education sector in the executive-budget proposal. It only says that the transferred competencies in education, culture, child protection and elderly care taking will be done through block transfers. Proper narrative to set up and explain proper objectives in the education sector for the block transfers is missing”.

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IBP Report

Execuive Summary – North Macedonia

Key Findings