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This assessment received government comments and feedback on the finalised data. These comments have been incorporated into the assessment at the GDI research team’s discretion. Usually the comments received highlight where a bill is in formulation, or has recently passed into law, and this has been missed by the country assessor. Only comments which are grounded in evidence are incorporated into the assessment.
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North Macedonia has made recent progress towards strengthening access to information systems and transparency in defence procurement. However, gaps remain in parliament’s ability to scrutinise the defence budget and in transparency of the sector’s sources of income. Improving whistleblowing systems and safeguards for corruption in operations should be the next steps for the sector.
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