For the purposes of regional development planning and implementation of measures and tools to encourage balanced regional development, established regions in the country. Planning regions NUTS units of third level established by act of the Government of the Republic Macedonia to establish the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics – NUTS.
Regional Development Programme of the Skopje planning region is the basic document for development at regional level for the period from 2009 to 2014. It defines the current state of the region, the strategic directions for development and proposes measures to identify and overcome existing conditions. The program was prepared in the period from June to August 2009, led by the Council and the Centre for Development of Skopje Planning Region in partnership with more than 140 representatives of municipalities from the region, the Ministry of Local Government, experts and USAID.
The program for development of the region was adopted by the Council for Development of Skopje Planning Region (December 2009) after prior approval by the Council for balanced regional development of the Republic of Macedonia.