Macedonian model of policy development is close to the rationalsynoptic policy-making conceptualized by Sabatier (1999) in great detail. It includes five stages: (i) agenda setting or problem definition; (ii) policy analysis or identification of policy options and their evaluation; (iii) Adoption of a policy option; (iv) implementation of
a policy option; (v) monitoring and evaluation. In this respect policy evaluation is a distinct step or stage in the policy process, which follows on from the implementation of a new policy.