North Macedonia has been one of the most progressive creators of e-government solutions among the Western Balkan countries. However, due to the complex political situation, initiative for digital development has waned. Estonia has been a development cooperation partner to North Macedonia since 2000.
Cooperation projects have been aimed at strengthening healthcare and developing e-governance, but when the new government took office in August 2020, the topic of e-governance was raised again, and Estonia’s experience as an advocate of e-governance is of interest to the country’s leaders. According to the existing strategy, North Macedonia could develop a long-term cooperation and mentorship model with Estonia, the focus of which would be the exchange of experiences, developing new knowledge in the field of e-government, and making Estonian experts and knowledge available.
Since beginning a partnership with North Macedonia in 2000, Estonia has supported the country with investments of nearly half a million euros. During this period, 46 projects have been implemented in North Macedonia.
Global Sustainable Development Goals in North Macedonia
|Project||Project Dates||Project Implementer|
|Increasing Civic Engagement in the Digital Agenda – ICEDA||01.05.2021–31.01.2023||E-Riigi Akadeemia SA|