Call for Expression of Interest – Research on the Cost of Youth Emigration in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Call for Expression of Interest – Research on the Cost of Youth Emigration in Bosnia and Herzegovina

November 18th, 2019

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is seeking to engage consultants to conduct a study on the cost of youth emigration in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Assignment

WFD is currently implementing a three-year CSSF-funded project that operates in six countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Kosovo and is coordinated through a regional Western Balkans office based in Belgrade.

The regional programme, titled “Western Balkans Democracy Initiative,” is focused on three components of work:

  • Strengthening Political Parties
  • Strengthening Parliamentary Practice
  • Strengthening Democratic Institutions and Culture

The purpose of the assignment is to provide new evidence and data on the issue of youth emigration in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The research will analyse the economic effects of emigration in Bosnia and Herzegovina and assess potential gains or losses for the Bosnia and Herzegovina economy and society. The findings will be further communicated with relevant stakeholders and policymakers in order to take action on the matter. 

For that purpose, WFD is looking for a vendor/consultant/organisation to develop research methodology and prepare the country-base analysis and case study.

Eligible candidates for this call are all interested individuals and organizations from Bosnia and Herzegovina (consultants, think-tanks, CSOs, faculties, institutes, etc) with relevant experience in youth issues, emigration matters, and social science research.

Key Aspects of the Terms of Reference

The youth emigration study for Bosnia and Herzegovina should provide answers to the following three key questions:

  1. What are the average higher education expenses for people in the country?
  2. What is the opportunity cost in terms of potential GDP growth generated by the annual populace emigration?
  3. Are there positive effects from the migration flow on the economy of the relevant country and, if so, what are they?

Project Timelines

Start date: December 2019. The research project will be concluded latest by February 15, 2020.

For more information about the programme and key deliverables please refer to the Terms of Reference.  

Submission of proposals:

Candidates are required to send CV – with listed relevant experience (in English), and one-pager – with the suggested outline of the policy research (in English) via email to Aida Ajanović: at latest by November 28th, 2019, 18.00 (GMT).

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