The Bosnia and Herzegovina Analytical Report is a bi-monthly publication produced by BIRN Consultancy which tracks the latest political and socio-economic developments in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Given Bosnia’s complex institutional design and ethno-political power-sharing system, understanding political power struggles and potential governance outcomes is no simple task. Our reports seek to explain, analyse and unpack what is going on behind the scenes. In addition to this, they cover the often-neglected socio-economic developments in Bosnia, which have a growing potential to become a destabilising factor in the country.
BIRN Consultancy is pleased to release the second, August, issue of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Analytical Report, a bi-monthly report series. While Bosnia has made some important political breakthroughs over the last two months, these are a product of heavy lifting by external mediators rather than a herald of more positive and constructive political trends in the country. With local elections approaching at the end of the year, the political temperature is already rising and will only continue to do so. We take a look at what is going on below the surface of these political battles, while also looking at the socio-economic picture in what is proving to be a difficult year for both the Bosnian and global economies.
BIRN Consultancy is pleased to release the June issue of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Analytical Report, the first edition of a new series of bi-monthly reports. The first wave of the coronavirus pandemic reached Bosnia with fears over how the country’s dysfunctional institutions would handle the pandemic. In the end, Bosnia proved that it could be more functional amidst a pandemic than in ‘regular’ conditions. With the passage of the first wave of COVID-19, Bosnian politics seems to be returning to its old, destructive patterns. We explain what is going on behind the scenes of political confrontations, while also looking at the socio-economic picture in what is expected to be a year of deep economic recession.