Bosnia and Herzegovina resources

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    ITUC Global Rights Index 2022 shows that many workers in Central and Eastern Europe have no access to rights

    19 July 2022

    In July 2022, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) released its yearly Global Rights Index. It shows that in Europe, the most frequently violated rights have been the right to strike and the right to bargain collectively. Through ratifications of ILO Conventions, governments of Central and Eastern Europe made obligations to implement workers’ rights. In reality, many workers face obstacles in accessing their rights.

  2. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2022 June

    23 June 2022

    This issue, first and foremost, reports on ILO response to the crisis caused by the war against Ukraine. The ILO, with the support of its funding partners, repurposed several projects in Ukraine to respond to the most urgent humanitarian and employment-related needs. The newsletter introduces programme results and new projects. fresh publications and new staff.

  3. Product/service offer: Informality

    18 May 2022

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    Social protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina at a crossroads: Challenges and key policy issues

    03 May 2022

    The recent ILO report says that the social protection system in Bosnia and Herzegovina is facing formidable challenges stemming from insufficient investment in closing the social protection gaps, inefficient resource allocation, and persistent inequalities, particularly in terms of gender. The COVID-19 pandemic has further underscored the critical importance of building a comprehensive and resilient social protection system.

  5. Policy brief: Social Protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina: challenges and key policy issues

    22 April 2022

    This policy note summarises the key challenges in the social protection financing in Bosnia and Herzegovina and presents recommendations for action.

  6. Issues in Social Protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina: coverage, adequacy, expenditure and financing

    22 April 2022

    This report presents the core problems in the existing social protection system in Bosnia and Herzegovina based on evidence-based analysis and identifies the key issues requiring action.

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    Three essential questions: Zuzana Zavarska, Economist, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies

    05 April 2022

    In this issue of short interviews with important researchers and practitioners from Central and Eastern Europe on burning questions concerning labour and social policies, we talked to Zuzana Zavarska, Economist at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies. We asked her to explain how nearshoring may create economic opportunities for the Western Balkans.

  8. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2022 March

    24 March 2022

    This issue reports on the work of the ILO Office for Central and Eastern Europe in Ukraine disrupted by the war, introduces a new project, programme results, several beneficiary stories, features fresh publications and new staff. Videos with Project Managers inform viewers about what the regional office undertook to improve work opportunities in Ukraine and Montenegro.

  9. Lack of skilled workers limits IT sector growth

    21 January 2022

    The lack of skilled workers can seriously affect industry and job growth. Watch our interview with Tatjana Vucic, Director of BIT Alliance, the largest IT business association in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The IT industry in BiH has the potential to offer more than 30,000 new job opportunities for specialists in the next eight years. However, finding qualified staff remains a key growth hurdle. In 2021, BIT Alliance and ILO jointly analyzed the skills deficits in the IT industry and identified priority interventions. The resulting Strategic Plan on Skills Development for the IT Sector in BiH will be published in the first quarter of 2022 on this website.

  10. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2021 December

    07 December 2021

    This issue reports on ILO response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Central and Eastern European region. It introduces programme results, several beneficiary stories and features a fresh publication and new staff. A video with a Technical Specialist informs viewers about what the regional office does to improve work opportunities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.