Public Policy Processes on a Local Level – Evidence from Republic of Macedonia

11 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2013

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Hristina Cipusheva

South East European University (SEEU)

Memet Memeti

South East European University (SEEU)

Shenaj Hadzimustafa

South East European University (SEEU)

Veli Kreci

South East European University (SEEU)

Date Written: December 17, 2013

Abstract

The active participation of citizens in the design, the implementation and the monitoring of development is an essential element in providing quality services at the local level. Their role is important in the process of effective governance, strengthening the civil society access to important public information, and providing opportunities for disadvantaged groups to contribute to policy making and to provide social services to people's needs. It is particularly important that the civil society can play the role of the controller in monitoring and evaluating the local policies and programs, signifying their politicians and service providers responsible for the delivery of the essential local services with good quality and fair manner.

This study focuses on the analysis of the citizens’ satisfaction with the quality of delivery of decentralized services and the appropriate sources of funding available to implement them in four municipalities in Republic of Macedonia. The main goal is to analyze the management of grants from the central government (block grants, earmarked grants and capital transfers) and the compliance with the principles of good governance in the Municipality of Chair, Krushevo, Jegunovce, and Konche.

Keywords: Decentralization, Citizens’ satisfaction, Good governance, Macedonia

JEL Classification: H4, H7

Suggested Citation

Cipusheva, Hristina and Memeti, Memet and Hadzimustafa, Shenaj and Kreci, Veli, Public Policy Processes on a Local Level – Evidence from Republic of Macedonia (December 17, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2368799 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2368799

Hristina Cipusheva (Contact Author)

South East European University (SEEU) ( email )

Ilindenska nn
Tetovo, 1200
Macedonia

Memet Memeti

South East European University (SEEU) ( email )

Ilindenska nn
Tetovo, 1200
Macedonia

Shenaj Hadzimustafa

South East European University (SEEU) ( email )

Ilindenska nn
Tetovo, 1200
Macedonia

Veli Kreci

South East European University (SEEU) ( email )

Ilindenska nn
Tetovo, 1200
Macedonia

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