Jovan Stojanovski

2023 IVLP Impact Award Project: Dealing with Corruption, Prevention and ReportingNorth Macedonia

Jovan is from North Macedonia, and graduated as a valedictorian in business administration from the American college of Thessaloniki. He currently works as a Head of Cabinet for the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy in North Macedonia, which is currently ranked #1 in active transparency in North Macedonia. His specific tasks include coordinating all the activities and flow of work within the cabinet of the Minister. Before his current position, Jovan served as a head of cabinet to the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of anticorruption, sustainable development and human resources where he created and implemented the first national plan for anticorruption in North Macedonia. Additionally, his team improved North Macedonia's position on the transparency international report for corruption from 111 position to 87 in only one year. Jovan's ambition is to continue fighting corruption and improve his country's rating in all the international reports on corruption.

IVLP Impact Award Project: Dealing with Corruption, Prevention and Reporting

The project prepared future civil servants to report corruption and educated participants on measures and ways for dealing with corruption. The project helped to combat corruption in the Republic of North Macedonia by conducting two workshops for 30 students. They learned about identifying corruption, mechanisms for preventing it and improving the rule of law. A guide was also created on fighting corruption in higher education. Over 100 people have downloaded the guide:

“Finally, we can discuss personal experiences and how to deal with them on matters of corruption." – Project Participant

IVLP Exchange Experience

Jovan was a participant in the IVLP Project Combating Government Corruption, organized by the U.S. Department of State and Mississippi Consortium for International Development.

Jovan's exchange experience led him to develop his IVLP Impact Award Project: "Corruption violates and devalues the rule of law, legal and social security and moral and social values. Corrupt practice engenders inequality, hinders the fight for social justice and the respect for basic human rights and freedoms. Corruption must be dealt with - for all our futures. Implementing the anticorruption practices from the United States could help tackle the corruption in North Macedonia and help towards a real and positive change in society through the implementation of effective anti-corruption measures."

U.S. Communities Visited

Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Dallas, TX

Country: North Macedonia

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