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          • Year: 2016
          • Why doesn’t hail protection in Serbia work?

          • Applying the "PRO-CURE" methodology for assessing the procurement expediency, Miroslav Mijatovic of Podrinjski Anti-Corruption Tim Loznica, conducted a study on the procurement of anti-hail rockets in Loznica in 2014 and 2015. In this study the author has also provided an overview of the overall state of hail protection in Serbia, as well as recommendations for improvement of this system.

        • The author points out that the damage caused by hail is not the result of more frequent natural disasters with hail in the last 40 years, but rather of continuous erosion of anti-hail protection system. Inexpedient management of public funds and vague competencies in the system of hail protection are indicated as the key causes of this collapse.

          The study scrutinizes the authorities’s attitude towards the existing hail protection model and financing rockets procurement. It indicates numerous inconsistencies and ambiguities in the legal framework, but also the financial losses that are created when disparate and disorganized procurement of anti-hail rockets occur. The study offers a special reference to the unresolved problem of financing the shooters, as an important factor in inexpediently organized defence system of the city. Assessing the case of procurement of anti-hail rockets in the city of Loznica in 2014 and 2015, the author supports these findings and points to the challenges that local governments face, pressured to defend their territory from hail. At the end of the study, the author offers recommendations that would help the establishment of an effective system of hail protection in a comprehensive and expedient manner, in order to protect people and their property, but also the economic interests of the Republic of Serbia.

          This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union and Office for Cooperation with Civil Society of the Serbian Government in the framework of the project „PRO-CURE: Strengthening Civil Scrutiny of Procurement Performance in the Security Sector“.

        • Tags: procurement, PRO-CURE, anti-hail protection
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