Board Members

Darko Brkan has over a ten years of experience in democratization processes. He is founding president of Zašto ne (Why Not), a Sarajevo-based nongovernmental organization that promotes civic activism, government accountability, and the use of digital media and new technologies in deepening democracy in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In addition, he is a founding member of Dosta! (Enough!), one of Bosnia’s most prominent citizens’ movements for social justice and government accountability. Darko is an MBA candidate at the School of Economics and Business in Sarajevo majoring in Strategic Information Management. He did a fellowship as a Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, where he was exploring how information technologies, online tools, and new media can be used to promote democracy and how Open Government Data could be used in the Balkans region. He is a board member of the US Alumni Association in BiH and a member of the political council of ACIPS.

Faruk Boric is professional Journalist with more than ten years of experience in investigative journalism. Presently, he is General Director of Federal news agency FENA. His areas of expertise are related to issues of political culture and political democratization processes in BiH  and region, as well as BiH integration process - path to EU and NATO. Farukgraduated at the Department of Journalism from Faculty of Political Science at University of Sarajevo. He holds a master’s degree in Religious Studies. 

Nedzad Dzudza is socio-economic professional with longstanding experience in non profit and public sector. Prior to his work in one of the most prominent international banks, he was engaged in production of independent analysis, research and evaluations within field of social science and economics for the Balkan’s Analysis Group. His focus was on the research and evaluations that include political and policy analysis, oriented to the policy and decision makers within relevant field. Before that, Nedzad was working at the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a Research Associate, responsible for evaluation and analysis of development and implementation of common defence policy in BiH as well as whole security and political structures within BiH. Nedzad holds a Bachelor of Science in Politics and Economics degree from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, and he presently finalizing Master's degree in Communication and Media Studies at Umeå University in Sweden. 

Goran Mirascic is an Assistant Professor of Economics at University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and Economic Policy Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Goran have published many articles in the area of International Economics and Public Finance and took part in many domestic and international conferences.He holdsBA and MBA from Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO, USA. Goran also holds PhD in Economics from Faculty of Economics, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since May of 2011, he is a member of an Expert Body of the Fiscal Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

PUBLICATIONS

The analysis shows research on how the banking sector in B&H can improve economic growth, and how sector reforms contained in the Extended Fund Facility program with IMF can influence on credit expansion and the stability of the financial sector.

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No matter the destiny of the IMF arrangement, for the final finding of the solution when it comes to BH Telecom, it is necessary to conduct the due diligence analysis and to agree upon a plan of future work of BH Telecom as soon as possible.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina urgently needs an improvement of business climate and one of the key tools to accomplish this goal is the introduction of electronic services.

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This analysis suggests few steps aiming to halt the decrease of the average class size in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and points out the necessity of shifting the focus on teachers' competencies and qualities as a precondition for better education.

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The analysis of 'The Advantages of TIMSS Introduction into BiH Educational System' contains conclusions and recommendations for its implementation and suggests that regular conduction of TIMSS is necessary, since this kind of international testing enables continuous monitoring and comparison with other systems and provides a clear picture on what has to be done.

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20 May

Round table „Bh creative industries – Startup for creative entrepreneurs"“

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4 February

Round table: "reform and modernization of State aid as a precondition for economic development"

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