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General Purposes


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $60,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2014–June 30, 2016
  • Location Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Geographic Focus Bosnia and Herzegovina

About this grant

The project goal is to improve the quality and effectiveness of policy development and implementation in Bosnia-Herzegovina. To this end, the Centre for Socio-Economic Studies "Populari," a think tank established in late 2007, promotes informed debate on social, economic, and political developments through a variety of activities, research, and analytical reports. During the grant period, the grantee will carry out field-based studies and assessments and stimulate discussion of policy issues through seminars, public presentations, and bilateral meetings. The grantee will focus on monitoring and promoting European Union integration and accession; the effectiveness of state and local governance; and innovative, local-level social enterprise initiatives. In 2012-2014, the grantee conducted field-based research on how to meet the conditions for the country’s successful accession to the European Union, governance challenges that impact the delivery of essential public services, relatively minor reforms that could yield significant economic benefit, and the status of philanthropy in Bosnia. The grantee is based in Sarajevo, Bosnia.