North Macedonia Common Country Analysis for the 2021-2025 United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework

The methods of analysis, conducted between November 2019 and March 2020, included the use of commonly applied tools such as documentary review, interviews, information triangulation, analysis and synthesis. A participatory approach was applied to data collection, analysis and formulation of findings and identified development challenges. The 12-factor multi-dimensional risk analysis framework was used to identify factors and risks that could impact the country’s development trajectory and hinder national efforts to achieve SDGs in efforts to reduce inequalities and exclusion and meet the country’s international human rights commitments. The process and the methodology are explained in Annex 3. This report was produced and quality-assured by Mr. Pradeep Sharma based on the sectoral analysis conducted by Mr. Robert Scott Heaslet, Ms. Slavjanka Pejcinovska-Andonova, and Finance Think Economic Research and Policy Institute. Most of the analysis supporting CCA was conducted prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The assessment of the pandemic’s impact on the development trajectory of the country and on specific sectors and population groups has not yet been fully integrated in this document and will be considered in the next update of the North Macedonia CCA at the end of 2020.

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