Energy and security sector governance in Macedonia: how to improve its efficiency?


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Analytica was granted the project called „Energy and security sector governance in Macedonia: how to improve its efficiency?“ funded under the Slovak and Balkan Public Policy Fund Programme with the support of Slovak Aid, implemented by Pontis Foundation and the Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN). The project will be implemented in a period of 5 months.

The aim of the Slovak and Balkan Public Policy Fund Programme is to contribute to capacity building of civil society organizations of the Western Balkans and their engagement in creation of public policy in regards to the EU integration process.

Analytica as part of this project will prepare a policy paper called „Energy and security sector governance in Macedonia: how to improve its efficiency?“ which aims to analyze the energy and security sector governance in Macedonia by focusing on the sectors‘ institutions‘ efficiency in order to draft recommendations for its improvement by drawing lessons from positive Slovak examples.

The energy and security sector governance in Macedonia, which is defined as a process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented or not implemented in the respective areas, have been subjected to reforming due to the Macedonia‘s determination to join EU and NATO. However, due to these sectors‘ closedness and resistance to reform processes, there has been lack of efficiency in their performance as well as many identified bottlenecks in the sectors‘ governance structure, stepping out in negative regard when compared to other sectors. This concept of efficiency means that processes and institutions produce results that meet the needs of society while making the best use of resources at their disposal.

Thus, this research aims to analyze the energy and security sector governance in Macedonia by focusing on the sectors‘ institutions‘ efficiency in order to draft recommendations for its improvement by drawing lessons from positive Slovak examples, a newer EU and NATO member and former communist country which has noted good development in the mentioned two sectors. The project’s overall aim is contributing to better application of the good governance principles in the two sectors in Macedonia.

The project‘s motivation lies in need for constant assessment of the closed energy and security sectors in Macedonia, and that both areas have been with years in the main research focus of Analytica. Main activities as part of this project include desktop and field research both in Macedonia and Slovakia, preparing the policy paper, its promotion and dissemination.

For more information on the project, please contact Magdalena Lembovska This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Ana Stojilovska This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The paper "Energy and security sector governance in Macedonia: how to improve its efficiency?" published in a SBPPF Policy Papers Joint Publication 2014

The paper "Energy and security sector governance in Macedonia: how to improve its efficiency?" published in the Rule of Law II - SlovakAid Grantees part of the SBPPF Policy Papers Joint Publication 2014

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