In parallel with process of developing inspections capacity to supress shadow economy that is being supported by EBRD since 2017, very important for inspection oversight reform will be to encourage citizen and business entities to report irregularities and complaints on work of inspectors. This has been addressed in the National Program for Countering Shadow Economy for the period 2019-2020 adopted by the Government of Serbia in April 2019. One of key measures in this Program is to establish a comprehensive Contact Centre where business and citizen will be able to report irregularities, as well as establishing the Book of Inspection Practices that will enable learning from experience for further improving of overall inspections oversight. The Contact Centre is expected to significantly contribute to suppression of grey economy that is seen as one of key problems of business environment in Serbia. It will contribute to have fair and equal market conditions for all players, which is very important particularly to those players (EBRD banking clients) that suffer from unfair and irregular competition.
The scope of work under this TC shall include the following:
1. Engagement of operators, expert associates and web administrator to perform activities that would enable Contact centre and the Book of Inspections Practice to be valid tool for suppression of grey economy
2. Promotion of contact centre to inform and stimulate business entities and citizen to report irregularities
TC – technical cooperation
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