What is good governance? What are the five key characteristics of good governance? Good governance refers to a government system which produces results that meet the needs of the society by making the best use of the available resources. Find out more in this document.
Do you know what open data is? What are the benefits of opening the data of state institutions? Open data is data published in a computer-processable format that can be freely used, reused, and redistributed by anyone, without limitation. Publishing open data brings multiple benefits to society as a whole. FInd out more in this document.
Judicial Reforms: the legal framework is completed, EU is satisfied, but there are still doubts in the country
The key area for faster EU integration, the functioning of the legal state and the rule of law, in one word – the judiciary, is currently in a strange situation difficult to define. Progress has been registered compared to 2019 both in terms of the legal framework and in terms of advancing the practice in some segments of the judiciary. With the adoption of the new Law on Public Prosecution on the last day of the session of the Parliament, 16 February 2020, the legal framework was, de facto, completed. All key laws in the area referring both the judiciary […]
Public Administration Reform: The merit system remains a problem, while the digitization of services progresses
The reform of the most complicated part of society for reforming – the public administration – is advancing, though not at the desired speed and in segmentation. This would be the basic conclusion of the second consecutive survey of the course of public administration reforms that we conducted in January this year.
Proposals for the improvement of a current state – Openness of the local self-government in the region and North Macedonia
In cooperation with the partners from the “ACTION SEE” regional NGO network, Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society prepared the policy paper in which we analyze the level of transparency, openness, accountability of the local self-government in the Western Balkans region. Local government in the Republic of North Macedonia meets only 25% of the indicators of openness, analyzed in the areas of transparency, accessibility, integrity and efficiency. This average assessment, which is well below the average of the region, shows a low level of engagement and commitment by municipalities to meet the openness standards. This index shows an alarming state […]
Proposals for the improvement of a current state – Parliament openness in the region and North Macedonia
In cooperation with the partners from the “ACTION SEE” regional NGO network, Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society prepared the policy paper in which we analyze the level of transparency, openness, accountability of the parliaments in the Western Balkans region. The openness of the Parliament of the Republic of North Macedonia has not improved significantly compared to 2018. It meets 66% of the openness indicators, which is 5% more than 2018. The trend of a slight improvement of the institutional openness in noted on a regional level as well, as in the last year the parliaments have improved the fulfillment […]