Economic Development

Science fiction and Economic development

Science fiction is my favorite genre, regardless if it’s books, movies or TV shows. I enjoy reading about Isaac Asimov‘s worlds and galactic empires, and I usually don’t breathe while watching movies like Inception and Arrival, or TV shows like Dark and famous Star Trek. Who wouldn’t be interested in topics like space traveling and discovering new populated planets …

Economic Development, Employment

Employment programs and current causes of unemployment in B&H

There are currently several employment programs in Bosnia and Herzegovina financed by donor organizations, that operate alongside regular programs organized by Employment Offices. They are doing well in helping people gain the necessary skills for getting a job. Some training programs are better than others, some vocations are better paid than others, some people are more interested in …

Complexity

What is common to SenseMaker and (practical) shooting

If you ever need to explain SenseMaker to someone who does IPSC or likes to shoot, I believe this could be a nice comparison. SenseMaker is used to understand what is really going on and what could be done in a complex environment. One of the elements of SenseMaker, and probably the most interesting one, …

Economic Development

Work on interactions first?

I live in a country that used to be more developed than now (before transformation from socialism to partocracy, civil war, etc). We used to have big enterprises, research and development institutes, laboratories, universities and high schools that were interconnected with enterprises very much, etc. Our products used to be much more complex then now …

Economic Development

Mesopartner Summer Academy 2018

It’s been a month now since I had the privilege to attend Mesopartner Summer Academy 2018 (MSA) in Berlin, together with my colleges from Eda and from Ministries related to SMEs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  It was my second MSA, since I also attended the one organized in 2016 (dedicated to Green Economy). MSA is a …

Employment

Part II: Iceberg model and Employment Issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina /Thinking Out Loud/

You can read my first thinking out loud blog on Iceberg model and Employment Issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina here. As I wrote at the end of that blog, it was supposed to be continued over time, and here are some more insights… Updated Iceberg model, right click -> open image in the new tab to …

Economic Development, Employment

Why aren’t there more programmers in Banja Luka

I recently talked to a friend working in IT sector in Banja Luka and I thought I could write a few fresh insights. Situation in IT sector in Banja Luka Region is similar to other sectors regarding labor – we don’t have enough workers. Just like in other sectors, this is one of the main …

Employment, Uncategorized

Expensive real estates in Banja Luka are pushing young people to emigrate

Young people are leaving B&H, it’s a fact. There are several economy related reasons. But there are also reasons not directly related to economy. One of them, in my city (Banja Luka), is price of real estates. For example, in Paris you would need 1,3 average salaries to buy 1 square meter of a real estate, …

Employment

Iceberg model and Employment Issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina /Thinking Out Loud/

I have firstly encountered Iceberg Model somewhere on the Internet during 2017, in one of Leyla Acaroglu’s articles/blogs. It immediately made sense to me and I copied it to my notepad. In short, it’s a tool used to gain a deeper understanding of things. It illustrates that things we see or read about in newspapers …

Economic Development, Employment

Enterprises in Banja Luka Region mostly need workers with low level of knowledge and skills

It is possible to find a news article with lists of unemployed persons sorted by professions. But I don’t remember I ever found similar list of workers required by enterprises, sorted by professions. I got a chance to make such list for region of Banja Luka on Job Fair in June 2017. I’m aware that …