Public institutions in the Republic of North Macedonia are major spenders of public funds. In 2021, these institutions have cumulatively spent 11% of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) on public procurements, which amounts to record-breaking 78.5 billion MKD (1.275 billion EUR).
Contrary to many countries in the world which have already recognized the value of so-called green public procurements as instrument for pursing environmental policies, in North Macedonia these “green” procurements are not even discussed. On the account of the absence of clear policies and guidelines, there are diametrically opposed practices among institutions. At the same time, the few regulations and guidelines that have been adopted for this purpose are not enforced.
This report is developed as part of the project “Adapting to Climate Change by Preventing Corruption in Public Procurements” implemented by the Center for Civil Communications and the Platform of Civil Society Organizations for Fight against Corruption, and financially supported by the Foundation Open Society – Macedonia.