Increasing the criteria for selecting governance structures with focus on experience, introducing a transparent application and selection procedure with public involvement, and checking existing nominees, are part of the recommendations from the study “Who” governs there”, conducted by The Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje (IDSCS) and funded by the United Kingdom.

At the presentation of the findings, it was pointed out that 173 public bodies – public and state enterprises and independent regulatory bodies – were analyzed, 48 laws and bylaws which regulate the work and operations, and the appointment of members of the management and supervisory boards and directors in these bodies .

“There is a significant number of men in the governing structures, only 29% of the governing structures are women, and five% of directors are women”, said Misa Popovic, one of the authors of the study, which is part of the project “Towards Good Governance in State Companies and Independent Bodies ”

British ambassador to the country, Rachel Galloway, stressed that there is no place for corruption with good governance and the distribution of public finances is effective.

“As citizens, we invest in our institutions through the taxes we pay. In return, we expect transparency from our institutions in spending our money, putting people in managerial positions in the pursuit of diversity and in carrying out tasks,” said Galloway.