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4. Social Inclusion

4.8 Current debates and reforms

New Government of the Republic of Croatia was formed in summer of 2020, after parliamentary elections in Croatia.  In the new Government, the competent state body for youth is the Central State Office for Demography and Youth (Središnji državni ured za demografiju i mlade), founded in the August of 2020 by the Regulation on Internal Structure of the Central State Office for Demography and Youth (OG 97/2020) (Uredba o unutarnjem ustrojstvu Središnjeg državnog ureda za demografiju i mlade (NN 97/2020)).  The newly formed Central State Office took the main responsibilities of the former Ministry for Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy in the youth field (see Chapter 1.9 On-going debates and reforms).

The State Audit Office of the Republic of Croatia has conducted the Performance audit of measures and activities undertaken on poverty alleviation in the Republic of Croatia. The audit covers the period 2014 -2018. The objects of the audit were the measures and activities adopted by the Government of the Republic of Croatia according to the implementation documents adopted on the basis of the Strategy for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion in the Republic of Croatia (2014 -2020) and their impact on poverty alleviation. On the bases of the established facts, and taking into account the objectives of the audit, the  State  Audit  Office  estimates  that  the  measures  and  activities  undertaken  on  poverty alleviation  in  the  Republic  of  Croatia are  partially  effective  and  require  significant improvements.