Poverty Reduction— CID researchers and specialists have extensively worked in the field of poverty reduction strategies, poverty assessment and poverty analysis. We have considerable experience and knowledge of poverty monitoring systems, data collection methodologies, and coordination mechanisms for policy monitoring. Our staff has participated in different exercises in the assessment of monitoring and progress indicators of poverty reduction strategies. An example is the “21st Century Partnership for Statistics”—PARIS21—, an exercise sponsored by DFID, UNDP, the EC, and the World Bank for the assessment of poverty reduction monitoring indicators in a variety of countries where PRSPs have been adopted. CID researchers and specialists have contributed with papers and studies to several conferences on the topic. We have also been involved in the monitoring and assessment of PRSPs in several different countries, including Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Guatemala, Mozambique, Nicaragua, and Yemen. Donors and clients include: DFID, the EC, FAO, IFAD, UNDP, the World Bank.
Statistics, national statistical systems and surveys— CID researchers and specialists have a most valuable background of skills in economic analysis, econometric and statistical analysis, with particular expertise in national statistics. Our experts and collaborators have considerable comparative experience of institutional developments of national statistical systems, including master plans, setting up national coordination units for statistical censuses in different countries. In particular, they have been involved in several countries in projects dealing with national statistical systems, statistical surveys, national accounts, and statistical data in several different countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Russia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Yemen. Donors and clients include: the EC, FAO, IFAD, UNDP, the World Bank.
Functional Reviews of Public Administration Systems— CID’s staff have worked on EC funded Functional and Financial Audit of the State Institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the Functional Review of Institutions in the Economic Sector in that country. These projects involved an in-depth survey of government institutions, their budgets, funding levels, legal competencies, staff composition and training needs, policy making and coordination capacity. The studies developed recommendations for rationalizing expenditures, improving governance capacity and coordination mechanisms between line ministries and levels of government.
Dates: March 2009 - September 2009
Funding Agency: European Commission.
Commissioned by INCO-ASA Germany.INCO, leader of the Consortium managing the EC project for the establishment of a National Surveillance System in Afghanistan, made a nation-wide houshold survey for the National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (NRVA) for food security purposes.
The contract for involved two functions:
The assessment involved coordination with the World Bank, which prepared its own Poverty Profile for the country.
Dates: September 2006 - November 2008
Funding Agency: DFID - Department for International Development, UK (tender).
Consortium: LSE (Leader), CID, Triple Line ltd.
The project supported all phases of the design, implementation, and analysis of the 2007 HBS, a nation-wide survey covering about 7600 households, in cooperation with ISTAT. The local counterparts were the State Agency for Statistics, and the two sub-state statistical offices.
Dates: October 2006 - September 2008
Funding Agency: European Commission – LEONARDO Programme (Call for proposals).
Consortium: GEA College of Entrepreneurship, Slovenia (Leading); CID, Italy; Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University, UK; EIM, Center for Human Resource Development, Slovenia; Faculty of Management, University of Lodz, Poland.
POSITIONS: Partner, developing an EU Master in Social Entrepreneurship, a Research Centre of Excellence, Needs analysis, Training of Trainers, Pilots projects, Communication and Visibility, Public Awareness.
ASSIGNMENTS: Developing the Master’s programme; Accreditation process; Field research on social and economic issues; Training of trainers.
Dates: March 2006 - June 2008
Funding Agency: DFID - Department for International Development, UK (tender).
Consortium: LSE (Leader), CID, Triple Line ltd, EMAC, Djikic Consulting.
In consortium with CID, Triple Line UK and other two minor partners, LSE has managed a 2 year large DFID-funded initiative providing management, staff and expert consultants. The project supported the B&H economic policy planning unit (initially EPPU-PIMO, then DEP -Directorate for Economic Planning) in its mandate to formulate policy for and monitor the implementation of the Government’s Medium-Term Development Strategy (MTDS).
The project helped the EPPU/DEP to develop the expertise, networks and capacity to: 1) inform and support the policy making process in general and strengthen the social policy making function of the BiH Government and the MTDS partners; 2) Support the development of the civil society organizations and government policy makers to develop tools and input channels essential for relevant, inclusive and participatory policy monitoring, analysis and formulation; 3) Support BiH institutions responsible for data collection, statistical analysis and reporting to enable informed policy making.
Dates: May 2005 - November 2007
Funding Agency: European Commission Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina (tender).
Consortium: CID (Leader), EHSAL Brussels.
The project provided over 30 months approximately 180 person months of training for a civil servants and government officials in order to assist the B&H Civil Service and the B&H Directorate for European Integration to develop and implement the essential Economic and Fiscal, Legal and European Accession policies necessary for the country’s development. The training include both Masters-level university training and tailor-made short intensive courses and training materials for 45 civil servants and government officials in areas related to Economic and Fiscal policy, Legal and European Accession policies. Program emphasis was on training officials in technical and analytical skills useful for policy making. All training included practical application exercises (case studies and internships) as well as the theoretical basis for target knowledge.
Education at Masters level was offered at three universities: University of Bologna, EHSAL and the University of Louvain/Leuwen (through standing agreement with EHSAL). In the end, 8 Masters students enrolled in programmes for the Academic Year 2005/2006 and 7 more for the Academic Year 2006/2007. Two intensive training courses were organized for 10 public servants each in:
All intensive training was organized in Bologna and Brussels .
Dates: October 2003 - September 2006
Funding Agency: European Commission – Tempus Programme (Call for proposals)
Consortium: CID (Leader), BCEOM France, BH State Civil Service Agency, RS Civil Service Agency, Faculty of Economics, Sarajevo, Faculty of Economics, Banja Luka
Strengthening of the reform of Institutional and administrative
structures in B&H. The
overall objective of the training activity is to provide an overview
of the past and current training activities, current capabilities and
future training needs of the B&H civil service so that:
Specific Project Objective/s.
1. To support the institutional capacity building process of State and RS Civil Service Agencies and of State Ministries through training. The Civil Service Agency (CSA) at the State and RS level are tasked with developing assessment and appraisal processes, establish responsibilities and arrangements for training, and recommend training methods.
2. To assist the CSAs and Key Decision Makers in State Ministries in developing Training Strategies for Human Resource Management (HRM). In the first phase, a critical mass of leaders in the Ministries and in the Public Administration is trained, contributing to the training processes and institutional culture that emerges in the future. In the second phase, civil servants are trained in various “soft skills”.
Outcomes of the project:
The Training activities included:
Senior Strategic Managers from CSAs and Ministries participate in training and strategy sessions to design HRM Training Plans for their Institutions. Interactive Workshops with Senior Managers in Ministries and the CSAs on (a) Strategic HRM; (b) Skills and Values development for public service; (c) Planning for HRM, (d) Leadership and ManagementSkills.
PHASE II. HRM Soft skills.
Dates: October-December 2002 – Phase 1
Financing Agency: Min. Foreign Affairs (Directorate General Cultural Promotion)
Dates: April-June 2003 – Phase 2
Financing Agency: Italian Government School of Public Administration (SSPA)
project offered technical and specialized training to Bosnian civil
servants, and was organized in two phases. The first phase for 50 high level civil
servants attending training seminars organized in the Bologna branch of the
SSPA with the participation of the Economics Department of the
University of Bologna. The second phase for 240 State functionaires over 6
one-week intensive training modules, offered at the State Agency for Civil Service in
Sarajevo. Courses were offered on six disciplinary areas:
Dates: April-June 2003
Funding Agency: European Commission – Framework Contract.
Assessment of the functionality and sustainability of the state public administration system in terms of budget, organization and staff. The Assessment was conducted in partnership with BCEOM-Bureau of Economic and Legal Affairs, Paris.
Dates: June-December 2003
Funding Agency: Confartigianato Emilia Romagna and Regione Emilia Romagna
Training in Management
and finance for small and medium entrepreneurs organized in Tuzla, within the project Business
Research Innovation and Development Generating Enterprises (BRIDGE).
The project aimed at private SME sector development and the capacity building of local entrepreneurs associations in Tuzla Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Objective of the project was to develop a short cycle training programme for young entrepreneurs, as well as coaching and disseminating the business management programme to a population of SME managers, entrepreneurs and relevant intermediaries. The project’s further relevance should be seen in the light of the enormous and continuous demand for the training which is found in the SME and entrepreneurial sector. Local partners were Tuzla Canton Association of SMEs and the Chamber of Commerce of Tuzla Canton.
The project was funded by the Regione Emilia Romagna and was conducted in partnership with Cosmopolite Associates, an association of Italian SME entrepreneurs that both contribute to the project design. Identification of the needs and selection of the trainers has been done by CID. Main activities were