Application deadline: 17 October, 2021 Introduction Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). With over 25 years of experience supporting democracy around the world, WFD’s strategic plan elaborates our expertise and approach to supporting political parties, parliaments, civil society, and electoral processes. WFD […]
Women politicians study the effects of indoor air pollution on the health and economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
During the winter, air pollution in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) reaches unprecedented levels, with country’s capital Sarajevo often being the most polluted capital in the world. Indoor air pollution is particularly dangerous for citizens of BiH, although it is an issue that remains relatively unknown as outdoor air pollution takes over when the entire country chokes in thick layers of smog. Within WFD’s “More than a quota” mentorship programme, a group of women politicians from different political parties works on getting the issue on the agenda through advocacy and legislative work.
As part of the activities implemented within this programme, a study that maps the health, legal, and economic implications of extremely hazardous indoor air in the country was published. The pandemic outbreak forced people to spend more time in their homes, making the issue of indoor air pollution more acute and requiring immediate and devoted action by decision-makers. Topics covered in this research relate to parameters, the main elements that pollute the air quality and the effects it has on human health. The study provides an analysis of the economic implications caused by indoor air pollution, conclusions and recommendations for further action on this subject.
Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) in Serbia and the Institute for Research and Innovation (IRI) conducted a research analysis on budgetary allocations for youth and youth organisations at the local level in Serbia. The findings from this research also include specific data on how youth organisations function and what their cooperation with local level institutions […]
Retaining its most valuable resource? Western Balkan countries lose up to 2.46 billion eur annually due to youth emigration
The Western Balkans countries have a long history of emigration but trends in recent years we have shown increasing numbers of young people leaving and based on many reports the levels are among the highest in the world. While there have been many causes attributed to this complex phenomenon there has not been research into […]