NALED has identified 12 reform priorities to be implemented by 2025

Supporting the implementation of the Green Agenda, improving the environment for investments and construction and improving the quality of regulation are 3 key priorities out of a total of 12 outlined by the National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED) in the 2022- 2025 Strategic Plan presented at the session of the organization’s annual assembly.

The priorities that NALED will support in the coming years include further development of online services eGovernment and eBusiness, combating the shadow economy, improving public finances, adopting and implementing measures for the development of entrepreneurship and innovation, supporting the local economy, encouraging regional cooperation and EU integration important for the economy, health care development, agriculture and the food industry.

Chairman of NALED’s Board, Vladislav Cvetković, pointed out that, in the last four years, the organization implemented an average of 92 percent of the activities stated in the previous strategic plan.

He also said that NALED has contributed to the implementation of major systemic reforms, such as the introduction of the eSalter system, improvement of the procedure of issuing electronic construction permits, reforming seasonal work in agriculture, online services eInspektor and eFakture, as well as implementation of new ones such as digitization of the health program, eAgrar and eProstor.

NALED also launched a number of major initiatives and pilot projects for waste sorting, the StarTech startup programme, and the National Automated Payment Programme, which supported the introduction of eFiskalizacije and cashless payments in 25,000 locations of small retailers and institutions.

“In 2021 alone, our team of experts worked on the implementation of as many as 44 projects for the improvement of business conditions and economic development, with the support of international donors and our members. Based on the analysis and perception of the environment, through the consultation process with members, partners, civil society, media and employees, we created a new development strategy that covers the period until 2025,” Cvetković said.

As he explained, 12 goals have been defined and grouped into two areas or levels of action (horizontal and vertical), which will enable the improvement of public policies and services in various sectors, at local, national and regional levels, all under the auspices of the EU integration process.

NALED has 316 members – Serbian companies, local governments, and civil society organizations – who directly contribute to the design and implementation of reform initiatives under six thematic alliances such as fair competition, eGovernment, environment, property and investment, food and agriculture, and healthcare.

Last year, NALED was a member in 30 working groups of the Serbian government to draft strategies, laws and bylaws.

(Danas, 18.05.2022)


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