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Media Reforms: Great Expectations – Little Achievement

Being familiar with the yo-yo effect in many areas that are critical to democracy in the Republic of North Macedonia, we titled last year’s media sector reform survey “Media Reforms – Never Enough”. We assessed this are as generally positive but also cautioned against the dangers if the reforms are not continued. An additional problem for the viability of commercial media is the pandemic with the new coronavirus and the disease it causes – the COVID-19. As part of the fight against the spread of the disease, despite restrictive measures by the state, the media is increasingly complaining that many […]

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.

Regional roadmap on good governance for the Western Balkans countries

Between December 2018 and March 2019, the consortium of 6 regional countries as well as the Westminster Foundation for Democracy developed the Regional Openness Index, which served as an indicator regarding the measuring of the level of transparency of governments and ministries of the Western Balkans countries as well as availability of information to citizens. The Regional Roadmap on good governance of the Western Balkans countries unites the separate national action plans of the Western Balkans countries and incorporates high level recommendations for each institution to improve the transparency. Following the principles of transparency, this paper lays down a series of issues: ...

Roadmap on good governance for state institutions in the Republic of North Macedonia – 2019

Openness represents a key condition for democracy – since it allows citizens to receive information and knowledge necessary for equal participation in political life, effective decision making and holding institutions accountable for policies which they conduct. Institutions worldwide undertake specific activities with the aim to enhance their transparency and accountability before the citizens. The Roadmap on good governance for state institutions in the Republic of Macedonia (2018) can be viewed here: https://cutt.ly/XrR31jQ

Visualization – openness of the local self-government in the region and in 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. This visualization presents part of the key findings of the research on the openness of the local self-government in the region and North Macedonia. The data shows that the most open municipality in North Macedonia is the Municipality of Strumica. However, the average openness index of the local self-government in Macedonia stands at 25%, which is under the regional […]

Visualization – Openness of the judiciary in the region and in North Macedonia

Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society, in collaboration with partners from the regional network of NGOs “ACTION SEE”, has prepared the latest study of public policy analyzing the level of transparency, openness, accountability of the judiciary in the Western Balkans. This visualization presents some of the key findings from the survey of judicial openness in the region and in North Macedonia. According to the Openness Index, the most open court in North Macedonia is the Supreme Court. However, the Public Prosecutor’s Office meets only 4% of the openness indicators and again ranks last in the region. The entire analysis is […]

Visualization – Openness of the executive power in the region and in North Macedonia

Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society, in collaboration with partners from the regional network of NGOs “ACTION SEE”, has prepared the latest study of public policy analyzing the level of transparency, openness, accountability of parliaments in the Western Balkans. This visualization presents some of the key findings of the survey of the openness of executive power in the region and in North Macedonia. Same as last year, it can be observed that openness declines from higher to lower levels of executive power. The entire analysis is available here.  

Proposals for the improvement of the current state Openness of the judiciary in the region and in the Republic of 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 judiciary in the Western Balkans region.

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 […]