DISCUSSION ABOUT THE NEEDS TO INTENSIFY THE PPP AT THE LOCAL LEVEL
Keywords: Public-Private Partnership-PPP, capital investments, infrastructure, decentralization.
AbstractThis paper was prepared in order to provoke debate about the needs in the Republic of Macedonia for capital investments, to illustrate own capacity for capital investments and to promote the needs to intensify the use of Public-Private Partnership-PPP. This discussion paper is neither intended to make an exhaustive and systematic analysis of the transition period economic results in Macedonia, nor to analyse the potential of the Macedonian economy for sustainable development. Therefore, the beginning of the text is an attempt to illustrate the status of Macedonia with its infrastructure and basic resources, i.e. needs for capital investments, and then to provide basic information about the potential for investment. It follows a brief description of competencies which are decentralized, basic cost drivers for the decentralized competencies and finally what are the challenges for the local government in Macedonia. This paper should motivate a request for preparation of an exhaustive study, if the central and local governments are considering effective provision of a package of services on medium and long term, to the general satisfaction of the citizens.