Publications

Strategic policy planning training programme
Author: javnepolitike.me
The first cycle of the Strategic Policy Planning training programme was delivered in 2018/ 2019 as the first training of this sort intended for civil servants. The short overview gives an insight into the main motifs for launching it, the current needs in the Montenegrin strategic planning system, and the main aims of the training programme. The participants, trainers and training providers shared their impressions and experiences – what they find particularly helpful, what was quite demanding, the key takeaways and why civil servants should be proficient in policy planning.
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Policy paper: Towards more EBPM in Montenegro
Author: Almedina Vukić
Main findings in this paper will be focused on the effects of the new system of policy planning and the current impact of the mentioned legal and methodological framework. The paper will check whether the gradual steps that have been made by now have contributed to changing environment in strategic planning in Montenegro. Subjects of the analysis were strategic documents already in force, as well as the opinions of the Department for Government Strategies (DGS) on drafts and proposals of strategic documents and the reports. The analysis implies that more emphasis should be put on quality draft of strategic documents and reports, but also that more should be done to improve the capacities of civil servants, raise awareness of high-level officials and put policy coordination issues high on political agenda.
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Methodology for policy development, drafting and monitoring of strategic documents 2018
Author: javnepolitike.me
The Methodology provides practical guidance on the development, drafting and monitoring of the implementation of strategy documents, aimed at improving their quality. Its use is obligatory from the date of entry into force of the Decree, and the opinions of the relevant institutions will be grounded on compliance with this Methodology4. The Methodology explains in detail what the main requirements of the Decree are, followed by some concrete examples from the practice of Montenegrin institutions based on the strategy documents in force.
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Evidence-based Policy Making in the European Integration Context
Author: Almedina Vukić
Public Administration Reform (PAR) is one of the three pillars of European Union accession negotiations and it highlights the importance of well-functioning public institutions. Efficient and effective administration system is an enormous asset in achieving European standards, which is why the emphasis is put on this issue for the aspiring new member-states. Montenegro, as a Western Balkans (WB) front-runner in the European integration (EI) process, is no exception when it comes to the point of PAR, especially because the advanced stage of EU negotiations regarded more focus on this topic. A part of it – policy planning and co-ordination - was recognized as very important on the EU level in the period of creating the Cohesion policy when the alignment between national strategic documents and the EU policy framework became even more significant.
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