About UNDP in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

As  the country looks towards the European Union, UNDP supports the government to build an inclusive society—where everyone has access to services and can participate in making decisions that affect their lives. Our support involves developing human and institutional capacities, providing knowledge, demonstrating solutions, building partnerships, and raising funds for development.

What do we want to accomplish?

Good Governance - Delivering Better Services to All
Our goal is to strengthen institutions and develop the skills of public administrators to design policies and deliver better services for all. We promote citizen participation in decision making to increase responsiveness and accountability.

Social Inclusion - Empowering the Most Vulnerable People in Society
Our goal is to support national efforts that improve the social and economic standing of individuals and groups at risk of exclusion. We develop national capacities to expand employment opportunities and access to services for all.

Energy and Environment - Ensuring Sustainable Development
Our goal is to help decision makers to incorporate action against pollution, biodiversity loss, energy dependence and climate change into the work of their institutions. Investing today promotes people’s health, food security, and quality of life but could also deliver financial benefits in the future.

What are our results?

In recent years, for example, UNDP has provided substantial assistance to municipalities throughout the country to help them meet the challenges of decentralization, achieving significant results through increased cooperation amongst municipalities. As part of its commitment to good democratic governance, UNDP has also provided significant support for officials from central and local government to improve aid effectiveness, to combat corruption and increase inter-ethnic dialogue and cooperation.

UNDP has concentrated its greatest efforts in recent years on supporting the Government’s commitment to reducing unemployment as an essential step in increasing social inclusion. Much of UNDP’s support for social inclusion has been focused on developing measures to promote self-employment, helping train the long-term unemployed and other vulnerable groups—such as members of the Roma community, women living in rural areas, and victims of domestic violence—to start up their own sustainable businesses.

In the area of energy and environment, UNDP is providing expert assistance to policy-makers in transposing UN conventions on environmental issues and EU environmental directives into the national legal framework. Specifically, this has involved helping the government to implement the three major UN conventions on Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Desertification adopted at the Rio Earth Summit of 1992, together with the provisions of the EU Water Framework and the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. 

Who are the decision makers?

The Resident Representative has full responsibility and ultimate authority on behalf of the UNDP Administrator, for the UNDP programme in all its aspects in the country.

The Resident Representative maintains liaison on behalf of the Programme with the appropriate organs of the Government, including the Government’s co-ordinating agency for external assistance, and informs the Government of the policies, criteria and procedures of the UNDP and other relevant programmes of the United Nations.

The Resident Representative assists the Government, as may be required, in the preparation of UNDP country programme and project requests, as well as proposals for country programme or project changes, assure proper co-ordination of all assistance rendered by the UNDP through various Executing Agencies or its own consultants, assist the Government, as may be required, in co-ordinating UNDP activities with national, bilateral and multilateral programmes within the country, and carry out such other functions as may be entrusted to him by the Administrator or by an Executing Agency.

The UNDP Resident Representative also serves as UN Resident Coordinator, providing leadership to the UN Country Team, and assuring coherence and coordinated approach of the United Nations agencies present in the country, as well as the non-resident ones. 

How many are we?

Current Staff Count for FYR Macedonia

Contract TypeSub Total
Service Contract 39
UNDP Staff 20
Total 59

Our Consultants

List of all current consultants (SCs, SSAs) who will receive $30,000 or more from the CO over a 12 month period.  For each consultant, the total amount of compensation and/or compensation rate should be included.

Consultant Name or Number Job Title Project Title Amount of contract (USD)/contract duration
Employment Project expert Employment Generation Programme

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