The Government of the Republic of Serbia has adopted by-laws which more precisely regulate the methodological implementation of the Law on the Planning System of the Republic of Serbia, namely the:

Regulation on the Methodology of Public Policy Management, Policy and Regulatory Impact Assessment, and Content of Individual Public Policy Documents

Regulation on the Methodology of Development of Mid-Term Plans

The regulations were published in the ‘Official Gazette of the RS’ No. 8/19 of 8 February and will enter into force on 16 February 2019.

The Regulation on the Methodology of Public Policy Management, Policy and Regulatory Impact Assessment, and Content of Individual Public Policy Documents regulates in more specific terms the process and the control of impact assessment done in the course of development of public policies and regulations, as well as the procedure for carrying out consultations, the content and the form of public policy documents, the process of reporting on results of implemented public policies, the analysis and evaluation of these results, and the areas of public policy planning and implementation. The enforcement of the regulation will unify the processes of planning, development and adoption of public policy documents and regulations, which will in turn result in a more transparent process of their development, their better quality, and a more efficient implementation, i.e. the achievement of better outcomes.

The Regulation on the Methodology of Development of Mid-Term Plans more closely prescribes the methodology of mid-term planning, i.e. the content and the process of development and carrying out of mid-term planning, as well as the role of the Information system for planning, monitoring of the implementation and reporting, which will serve as the base of public policy documents and mid-term plans and provide for the reporting on their outcomes. The implementation of the regulation will enable the joining of processes of mid-term planning and budget development, i.e. a better prioritization of expenditure and more effective allocation of budget resources within the mid-term framework. This will altogether contribute to a more efficient enforcement of envisaged measures and the achievement of targets set by various planning documents (public policy documents and development planning documents).

The Law and the regulations with their addenda can be downloaded here:

Law on the Planning System of the Republic of Serbia

Regulation on the Methodology of Public Policy Management, Policy and Regulatory Impact Assessment, and Content of Individual Public Policy Documents

Regulation on the Methodology of Development of Mid-Term Plans

Addenda to the Regulation on the Methodology of Development of Mid-Term Plans