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EU /Western Balkans Instrument for Pre-Accession. Gordana Lazarevic Ministry for International Economic Relations Republic of Serbia E-mail:glazarevic @ Instrument for pre-accession (IPA). 5 components: Transition Assistance and Institution Building

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Eu western balkans instrument for pre accession
EU/Western Balkans Instrument for Pre-Accession

Gordana Lazarevic

Ministry for International Economic Relations

Republic of Serbia

Instrument for pre accession ipa
Instrument for pre-accession (IPA)

5 components:

Transition Assistance and Institution Building

Regional and Cross-Border Cooperation

Regional Development

Human Resources Development

Rural Development


Ipa new tasks
IPA – new tasks

  • Regional reflections

    • Programming

      • Scope of projects shifted

      • Balanced infrastructure investments v.s. institution and capacity building

    • Cross border cooperation

      • Regional development issues – needs identified

      • Building capacities and planning on local level

      • New relations between central/local governments/ civil society

Institutional and capacity building
Institutional and capacity building

  • Serbian government tasks:

    • Establishment legal framework for DIS

      • Functional Supreme Audit Institution

      • External budget audit

    • Building Institutions and capacities

Two main projects in 2006
Two main projects in 2006

  • Towards more effective implementation of reforms:

    • improving planning, budgeting, monitoring and reporting 2005-2007

  • Road map towards DIS – building institutional support

More effective reforms
More effective reforms

Main objectives

  • Building capacities and systems

  • Improving resource allocation, budgeting and programming of international assistance to meet national policy priorities

  • Framework for better monitoring and reporting

  • More accountability in policy implementation (spending linked to results)

Road map towards dis
Road map towards DIS


Forming working group for designing


Designing ‘GUIDELINES”

Why guidelines

  • To include requirements of policy coordination among MIER, SEIO and PRSP IFP

  • To achieve coherence with process of programmatic budgeting in MoF(similar guidelines will be used for budget programming- FOUNDATION OF CO-FINANCING CAPACITY

  • To ensure that DIS requirements related to capacities within public administartion are met within ongoing reforms led by MPALSG

Towards dis 2006 benefits
Towards DIS 2006-benefits

  • Strengthening Policy Driven Planning

    • “Guidelines” will impose linkages of proposed programs with priorities within European Partnership, Poverty Reduction Strategy and existing Sector strategies

    • LMs will have to consider strategic documents both adopted by the Government and those introduced by EU, which will lead to promotion and alignment of national priorities within the framework of Strategic Documents adopted internationally

Towards dis 2006 benefits1
Towards DIS 2006-benefits

  • Linking Budget with External Resources

    • Level of involvement of MFIN in the programming process will determine level of coherency with budgeting process

    • MFIN will have the opportunity to perform activities with LMs similar to those within programmatic budgeting (expected in 2007)

    • Joint programming of EU assistance and Budget will be a crucial step towards development of other capacities within MFIN, necessary for establishment of DIS

Towards dis 2006 benefits2
Towards DIS 2006-benefits

  • Exit Strategy for EAR Programming Section

    • Described process envisages involvement of 5-10 EC representatives stationed locally; In 2006 these experts will be EAR, but in 2007 they can easily be transferred to EC DEL