Mr. Marjan Nikolov, the Macedonian expert, explained that the MFSA and UA tools acted as a useful “reality
check”. They forced municipalities to cooperate closer with their communities, enhancing transparency and therefore accountability. Overall, Mr. Nikolov felt that the tools helped the  municipalities to move towards their general goals of improving the quality of life and the quality of services. It was also reported that in Macedonia there had been useful partnering between municipalities, with those engaged in UPP Phase 1 helping and advising Phase 2 participants. More info here

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