Category: Economic Development

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Economic Development

Fastest growing industries in Bosnia and Herzegovina are food related

I have recently read an interesting blog written by Cesar Hidalgo, Trump, forget about Coal and Nuclear, software exports is where the jobs are at. His point was, among others, that state should invest more in growing sectors to provide new jobs. That instantly made sense to me, so I started thinking about what sectors …