Report on Post 2015 National Consultations: The Montenegro I Want
More than 8.000 people in Montenegro or 1.3% of total population have actively participated in national post-2015 consultations on development priorities after 2015. National post-2015 consultations in Montenegro are a part of the global campaign undertaken with the support of the United Nations in more than 80 countries around the globe. The global campaign aims to include citizens from all parts of the world in creation of development agenda that will follow up on current Millennium Development Goals. These are the first consultations of a kind which allow creation of development policies through, not only governments’ but also citizens’ active participation. In order to ensure strong citizens’ participation in national consultations and offering them the opportunity to express what kind of ‘’Montenegro and the World they want’’, the UN System in Montenegro has, in cooperation with numerous national partners, created a wide communication platform, including online consultations, with the aim of collecting citizens’ opinions and ideas on development priorities for the period beyond 2015.
- Citizens of Montenegro identified eight priorities, around which the country's future should be shaped: 1) The economy, unemployment, income and equal regional development; 2) Fighting crime, corruption and nepotism; 3) Health; 4) Equality; 5) The environment; 6) Building infrastructure; 7) Education; and 8) Values.
- Consultations were conducted through on-the-ground survey, focus groups, face-to-face interviews, thematic panel discussions, round tables, social media dialogues, with the help of public figures who promoted the campaign.
- The most respondents believe that the current efforts of the government and other actors in the defined eight priority fields are not as effective and sufficient as they could be.