Macedonian Security and Defence R&D Management - ICT Policy and Strategy

Bogdanoski, Mitko and Contev, Robertino and Nikolov, Elenior (2008) Macedonian Security and Defence R&D Management - ICT Policy and Strategy. In: International Conference -“Security and Defence R&D Management: Policy, Concepts and Models”, 29-31 June 2008, Varna, Bulgaria.

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Abstract

Macedonia’s work toward developing adequate communications infrastructure and skills necessary to access and participate in the emerging global information infrastructure has been impeded by transition shocks and a poor economic climate. Poor material conditions preclude access to, and knowledge about, the Internet in many sectors of society. Computer resources remain insufficient and the Internet is generally inaccessible for most citizens due to relatively high costs. This situation particularly affects young people attending schools which are insufficiently equipped to teach and expand student’s IT skills. Afforded little opportunity to develop efficient and accountable management systems and good practice regarding public service, local authorities have begun to lag behind in terms of development stakes. In spite of this, in 1996 the Government initiated a process of decentralization of local government. The municipalities have been limited in their policy and decision-making powers and have had limited control over resources. The new process of local authority reform currently underway is in preparation for transfer of competencies and financial resources, planned by the government in order to create sustainable and viable local governments in line with European standards...

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Natural sciences > Computer and information sciences
Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Social Sciences > Political Science
Divisions: Military Academy
Depositing User: Biljana Kosturanova
Date Deposited: 30 May 2013 14:27
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2013 10:12
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/6467

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