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Name of legal entity Country Overall project value (EUR) No of staff provided Name of client Origin of funding Dates (start/end) Name of partners
European Agency for Reconstruction Macedonia 146.628 A: 144 MD B: 59% European Agency for Reconstruction CARDS 10.09.2007 - 10.01.2008 Available upon request

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT THE SECOND PHASE OF THE PROCESS OF FISCAL DECENTRALIZATION (MINISTRY OF FINANCE/COMMISSION)

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

Global objective

Support the Government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on policy development and improvements in the field of fiscal decentralisation.

Specific objective(s)

Enhance the capacities of the Commission to deal with policy developments on fiscal Decentralisation and effectively manage and monitor the second phase of the process of Decentralisation.

TYPE OF SERVICES PROVIDED

The following activities have been completed:

  • Conducted an analysis of the transfer systems and formulas used of the central government to local self government units (municipalities);
  • Conducted an analysis of the financial situation of the local self government units (municipalities);
  • Provided indicators on the fiscal capacity of the local self government units in the country (municipalities);
  • Produced quality benchmarks and criteria for measuring the financial development of local self government (municipalities) in addition to the criteria used by the Committee;
  • Conducted an impact assessment of the first three months period of the start of the second phase of fiscal decentralisation (July 1st – September 30, 2007).
  • Provided recommendations for improvements of the transfer systems and formulas used from the central government to local self government units (municipalities);

Provided conclusive outputs/tools that should be used by the Commission and all other stakeholders in the implementation of the fiscal decentralization process and monitored the progress of the remaining local self government units (municipalities) for entering into the second phase of the fiscal decentralisation process, as well as for developing of mechanisms for further improvement of the financial situation in the municipalities.