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General Purposes


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2008–June 30, 2010
  • 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 newly established think tank, will promote more informed debate on social, economic, and political developments through a variety of activities and analytical reports. During the grant period, the Populari will develop its capacity for policy-relevant research and analysis; carry out field-based studies and assessments; design and implement pilot development projects using evidence-based research techniques; and stimulate discussion of policy issues through seminars, public presentations, and bilateral meetings. Established in late 2007, over the last six months the grantee has produced two high-profile reports, coproduced a documentary film, and participated in several international conferences on Balkans policy.