National Strategy for Development of Information Society



On April 1, 2005, Task Force on information society adopted National Strategy for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the relevant Action Plan. National strategy was adopted by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia on June 16, 2005 and by the Macedonian Parliament on September 21, 2005.

The development of the Strategy and the Action Plan was supported by Foundation Open Society Institute – Macedonia (FOSIM), Information Technology Committee of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, and United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

In 2005 public forums were organized in several towns throughout Macedonia, and also on Information Technology Committee website to get the public on board in the process of final drafting of the documents.

The National Strategy and the Action Plan identify the mechanisms, and the legal and fiscal framework necessary for the implementation of e-governance and education, e-business initiatives, and development of the ICT infrastructure.