North Macedonia Common Country Analysis (2022 update)
In 2019, the UN Country Team (UNCT) embarked on the contextual analysis to set the basis for the formulation of the new North Macedonia and UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2021-2025 (SDCF). The Common Country Analysis (CCA) was finalized in early 2020, with most of the analysis conducted prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. To account for the contextual changes that may impact the SDCF implementation, the CCA is updated every year.
The 2022 update covers the period between October 2021 and October 2022, capturing the key contextual changes and regulatory developments, with focus on aspects of energy, food and finance security crisis that intensified as result of the war in Ukraine. This year’s exercise is light, pending more substantial analyses of the Census data.
Some of the key conclusions and recommendations refer to the need to strengthen data management and implementation capacities, step up effective fight against corruption and informalities, design anti-crisis measures that are strongly targeted at the needs of the most vulnerable in the context of scarce financing and, despite the current challenges, maintain commitment for strategic investments in human capital, food security, climate change, environment and disaster resilience.