The Constitution of the Republic of North Macedonia stipulates that primary education is compulsory and free for all. The Primary education is regulated by the Law on Primary Education, whereas the Law by itself and its bylaws stipulate that teaching and other forms of educational work in schools are financed with funds from the Budget of the Republic of North Macedonia. After the decentralization, the founders of the primary schools are the municipalities, but there are also state primary schools established by the Government.

The main ZMAI’s commitment is to promote and advocate balanced development of the education and reduction of the difference in the level of development of primary schools throughout the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia, regardless of their geographical, social, ethnic or religious character. To this end, we are working hard with the Ministry of Education and Science, the Foundation Open Society Macedonia, UNICEF, the World Bank and other relevant partners to provide quality public policies that will address the demands and needs of all stakeholders in the educational process.


Viktor Stojkoski

Viktor Stojkoski has been a researcher at ZMAI since 2015. In addition to his engagement in ZMAI, Viktor is employed as an assistant at the Faculty of Economics in Skopje. He is the author of more than 30 scientific papers and has participated in more than 10 international scientific research projects. His research interest is to develop methods for data analysis. He is current postdoctoral scholar at Université de Toulouse.

Goran Mojanoski

Goran Mojanoski is one of the founders of ZMAI Skopje. He has devoted most of his research career to primary education, investment, and the capital markets. His narrower area of specialization is the capital market for which he is preparing a doctoral dissertation.

Viktor Mitevski

Viktor Mitevski is a co-founder of ZMAI and is currently the President of the Association. From 2015-16 he resided at Texas A&M University where he obtained a Master of Science degree in Economics. From 2017 to 2019 he works as a special advisor to the Minister of Finance. Victor is the recipient of the 2015 Fulbright Scholarship.

Faton Sulejmani

Faton Sulejmani has a master’s degree in economics in the field of statistical methods for business and economics. In 2020 he won the Chevening Scholarship, where he completed his studies at Imperial College London.

Marija Pacaroska Stojkovikj

Marija Pacaroska Stojkovikj has studied at the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje, at the Department of Pedagogy. She has professional experience in the field of marketing, research and business administration gained in several IT companies and the research agency IPSOS. In 2021 she joins ZMAI as a project assistant.

Aleksandar Parishev

Aleksandar Parishev is a graduate economist at the Department of Foreign Trade. After graduation, he was employed in NLB Bank, in the Cash and Depot Department and in the Investment, Procurement and General Affairs Department. In 2018 he was hired as a demonstrator at the Department of Foreign Trade at the Faculty of Economics in Skopje. Since 2020, he has been a collaborator in ZMAI.

Nevena Spasovska

Nevena Spasovska is one of the founders and researcher at the Association for Research and Analysis ZMAI since its establishment in 2014. Works as a Software Support Specialist in the company MEDIAGENIX. It realizes its affinity for research work and statistical data processing by taking an active part in the project activities of ZMAI.

Ana Jovanovska

Ana Jovanovska is a market research analyst, entrepreneur, WEF Global Shaper and economist. Its main focus is on conducting research in the field of labor market. She graduated and obtained her master’s degree at the Faculty of Economics in Skopje. She has a professional career in the banking sector and in the field of accounting.


Methodology for reallocation of municipal budgets to primary schools

DURATION: 2019/20

DONOR: Foundation Open Society – Macedonia

Proposal for the improvement of the infrastructural and technical-technological capacities of the primary schools in Bogdanci and Cheshinovo-Obleshevo

DURATION: January – July 2019

DONOR: Foundation Open Society Macedonia

Infrastructural development and technical technological equipment in primary schools in the Republic of Macedonia

DURATION: May 2017 – December 2018

DONOR: Foundation Open Society Macedonia



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