State Secretary Nikolic opens second workshop “Budgeting” as part of the PPBI process

The second workshop “Budgeting” was held on 14 and 15 October at the Army Hall in Skopje, as part of the initiated process of improving the Planning, Programming, Budgeting And Execution system (PPBI) at the Ministry of Defense, which was attended by the State Secretary in the MOD Dragan Nikolic and the Director of the General Staff in the Army Major General Zoran Mileski.
The workshop was opened by State Secretary Dragan Nikolic who addressed the participants and referred to the importance of harmonizing the multi-year development processes at the level of the Ministry of Defense with the Strategic Development Processes of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia, as well as the defense planning process in line with the goals arising from our full-fledged membership in the North Atlantic Alliance. State Secretary Nikolic clsed his address by stressing the need for a comprehensive and thorough review of the multi-year planning system as a prerequisite for success in defense.
The main purpose of the workshop, which was attended by the heads of departments of the Ministry of Defense and heads of sections of the Army General Staff, as well as the US Adviser Larry Swift, was to analyze the current functioning of the system with a special focus on “budgeting”, identifying the shortcomings and the opportunities for its further improvement.

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