Fakat Važno Podcast: Talking about the Study on the Shadow Economy in Four EX-YU Countries

My wonderful colleague Danijela Bobic and I were guests of the Fakat Važno podcast, which is hosted by Centar za politike i upravljanje / Centre for Policy and Governance, and discussed the main findings of our study on the shadows economy in the region. All three episodes have been published in March 2021 and available on YouTube: 1.…… Continue reading Fakat Važno Podcast: Talking about the Study on the Shadow Economy in Four EX-YU Countries

Shedding Light on the Shadows: Exploring Informal Economy in Four South-East Europe Countries

I am happy to share with you the study on the shadow economy in four SEE countries published by Sarajevo-based think tank Centre for Policy and Governance (CPU). I was the lead author and I had the opportunity to collaborate with a great team of researchers on this project. I believe this is one of…… Continue reading Shedding Light on the Shadows: Exploring Informal Economy in Four South-East Europe Countries

Regional Overview of Western Balkan Economies Regarding the European Pillar of Social Rights

I am glad to share with you a comparative report on the progress of Western Balkan economies regarding the European Pillar of Social Rights. The report has been published by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and based on inputs from individual country reports produced for six WB countries. The individual economy assessment report for Bosnia and Herzegovina…… Continue reading Regional Overview of Western Balkan Economies Regarding the European Pillar of Social Rights

What kind of active labour market measures do we need in Bosnia and Herzegovina? VIDEO

In July 2019, Sarajevo-based think tank CPU (Centre for Policy and Governance) has published an article on Active Labour Market Policy written by me: Active labour market measures in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Solving instead of amortising the unemployment issue (for a version in English, please click HERE and for a version in Bosnian HERE). Based on…… Continue reading What kind of active labour market measures do we need in Bosnia and Herzegovina? VIDEO

Holding the bull by its horns in Bosnia & Herzegovina: Tackling Structural Unemployment on the Labour Market

Written by Amar Numanović and Zenebe Uraguchi It was 2012. A small initiative by the Swiss government in the labour markets in Bosnia & Herzegovinian was launched. Implemented by Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation and Kolektiv ltd, the MarketMakers project aims to identify and address bottlenecks in the growth of private businesses for creating jobs. The economic conditions of the…… Continue reading Holding the bull by its horns in Bosnia & Herzegovina: Tackling Structural Unemployment on the Labour Market

Kako novo oporezivanje rada afektira plate?

Tekst objavljen na Reforma.ba 9.10.2019. Na današnoj sjednici Predstavničkog doma Parlamenta FBiH, zastupnici će se izjasniti o prijedlozima novog Zakona o doprinosima i novog Zakona o porezu na dohodak. Nominalni cilj promjene ovih zakona jeste rasterećenje privrede kroz smanjenje poreskog klina. Njihovo usvajanje bilo je planirano još za 2017. godinu, kao što je bilo definisano…… Continue reading Kako novo oporezivanje rada afektira plate?

BiH Labour Force Survey’s preliminary findings for 2019: A brief overview

Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina has published preliminary results of the 2019 Labour Force Survey. Published report provides an overview of the main labour market indicators and, therefore, an in-depth analysis of the labour market trends is not possible before the final report is published. Hereby I am providing a very brief and…… Continue reading BiH Labour Force Survey’s preliminary findings for 2019: A brief overview

Active labour market measures in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Solving instead of amortising the unemployment issue

Article published by CPU think tank (ENG & BHS) and Reforma.ba (BHS) Verzija na bosanskom jeziku dostupna OVDJE. Finding a job is anything but easy for a person in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Sluggish economic growth results in a slow pace of jobs creation, thus offering very limited opportunities for job-seekers. On the other side, tectonic changes…… Continue reading Active labour market measures in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Solving instead of amortising the unemployment issue

A brief reflection on the Stakeholder Conference on employment and social affairs in the Western Balkans

I was honoured by the invitation of the European Commission, its Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, to contribute, as a speaker, to the Stakeholder Conference held in Luxembourg yesterday. The conference was in connection with the EU-Western Balkans Ministerial meeting on employment and social affairs, which was organized for the first time ever.…… Continue reading A brief reflection on the Stakeholder Conference on employment and social affairs in the Western Balkans

A quick update on ALMPs in FBiH

I am happy to see that the Federal Employment Institute has introduced a new active labour market policy’s (ALMP) programme, named “Obuka i rad” (Training and Employment), which combines on-the-job training (3 months) and hiring subsidies (6 to 12 months). Around EUR 1 million is allocated for the implementation of the programme in 2019. Together…… Continue reading A quick update on ALMPs in FBiH