9 January 2022
EFFECTIVENESS AND INNOVATION POTENTIAL IN THE AREA OF ACTIVE LABOUR MARKET POLICIES IN NORTH MACEDONIA Working document Disclaimer The contents of the report are the sole responsibility of the ETF and do not necessarily reflect the views of the EU institutions. [...] This includes the socio-economic and labour market context pre-COVID, the impact of the 2008 crisis and responses to it, the current state of the public employment services’ institutional setting, and the social protection system. [...] This section covers the macro-economic impact of the crisis, changes to the provision of ALMPs in response to the crisis, and changes in the PES delivery model and policy priorities, and includes a critical perspective of the readiness of the ALMP system to build towards recovery. [...] Finally, after summarising the main findings of the case study, we provide some recommendations for reforms in regard to the ALMP system, in both the specific context of the COVID-19 crisis and the wider state of affairs in the country. [...] During the preparation of the report, we considered discussing the relationship between the measures taken by the North Macedonia government, which are mainly aimed at supporting the economy and preserving jobs, and the initiatives of the MLSP and ESARNM.