Determination of Data on State Assistance to Be Published and Their Publication (MK0107)
Action Plan: Macedonia National Action Plan 2016-2018
Action Plan Cycle: 2016
Lead Institution: Commission for competition protection (CCP)
Support Institution(s): Agency for financial support in agriculture and rural development, Directorate for technological industrial development zones (DTIRZ), ministries for encouraging foreign investments and other budget users; Center for Economic Analysis, Center for Civil Communications
Policy AreasAid, E-Government
Status quo or problem addressed by the commitment: Insufficient transparency in the public funds management. Nonexistence of concrete information on the amount of funds paid or freed of payment for foreign investments attraction. Main objective: Increased transparency in public finances management, through: -Publication of the amount of state assistance for foreign investments (specified on granted and paid) by ground (the company’s name will not be published to avoid undermining of the negotiation position of the country with potential companies that would invest in the country). Brief description of commitment: Publication of data on all grounds of state assistance for foreign investments (specification of granted and paid on all grounds). Data are published et least once a year without giving the name of the company. Categorized data are published as a minimum by different grounds, with specification of the granted and paid assistance to foreign investors. OPG challenge addressed by the commitment: Efficient public resource management. Reference to the global objectives of sustainable development: Reference to Objective 16 “Peace, justice and strong institutions” Target 16.6: Development of effective accountable and transparent institutions at all levels. The measures of this commitment contribute for improvement of transparency and accountability of the public finance managing institutions through increase transparency and accountability in public funds management in the field of state assistance for foreign investments. Relevance: Increased transparency and accountability in the fiscal sphere. Ambition: Discipline is expected in the future in publication of public finances utilization and realization, as well as increased awareness of their efficiency and legitimacy.