The Republic of North Macedonia is committed to using education and training as a means for social and economic development. In the recent year, the government has set strategic direction by continuously allocating a considerable proportion of the national budget for this purpose and in 2020, education expenditure amounted to 10% of the state budget, representing MKD 25,491 billion (around EUR 415.5 million).

The global objective of the project is to contribute to strengthening education sector policy making and to improve the management of the education system. This will contribute to better planning of the educational reforms, and provide ground for more effective analyses and monitoring of all activities in the education sector at national and regional level.

More specifically, the TiEG’s Team of Experts will work towards 3 specific objectives:

  • Specific Objective 1

Development and upon successful testing, putting into production a new web-based information system for collecting and processing the data included in the educational process of the Republic of North Macedonia.

  • Specific objective 2

Implementation of an accurate and data validated migration of the databases from the existing systems (ESARU/EMIS and eGradebook) into the new developed information system.

  • Specific objective 3

Increase the capacity of all stakeholders’ end users of the new information system functionalities by conducting suitable training of trainers (4 groups: G1. Participants from the primary schools, G2. Participants from the secondary schools, G3. Participants from the universities and G4. Participants from the MOES, BDE, VET Centre, AEC, Inspectorate; each group should have two days training with min 20 participants), and consequently develop their skills for data gathering, data processing, report generation and improvement of the business processes that will be in line with information system functionalities.

The project will start in October 2021 and is expected to be completed in October 2022.