North Macedonia Action Plan Review 2021-2023 – For Public Comment
In 2022, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) published the Action Plan Review for North Macedonia’s fifth action plan. The report provides a technical review of the action plan’s characteristics and the strengths and challenges the IRM identifies to inform a stronger implementation process.
In North Macedonia, the IRM’s findings are summarized below:
North Macedonia’s fifth action plan exceeds the ambition of previous plans, particularly in public procurement transparency, public-service delivery, and access to justice for vulnerable groups. Full implementation could position North Macedonia as a regional leader in the Western Balkans in key open government areas and address priorities in the EU accession process. Given the large scale and scope of the action plan, close collaboration between public institutions and civil society is needed for strong results.
The report is available in English and in Macedonian. The public comment period closed 7 July 2022.