Sector for Economic, Regional and Social Development Analysis

Sector for Economic, Regional and Social Development Analysis performs the following duties:

  • Gathering, updating and analysis of data on national accounts based on the production and consumption approach and analysis of the economic growth in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • Monitoring and explaining changes related to the gross domestic product (hereinafter: the GDP),
  • Assessment of the so called supply and use table for the purpose of identifying mutual relations between economic sectors and location of deviations of GDP,  
  • Assessment of shadow economy in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • Research, analyses, creation of models based on the short-term, medium-term and long-term strategic policy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the field of macro economy,
  • Regular, up-to-date and standardised monitoring of economy and individual sectors in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina,  
  • Compilation of quarterly and annual publications on economic trends in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina,   
  • Keeping and regular updating of the latest macroeconomic model data for the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina,  
  • Creation of macroeconomic projections and preparation of analytical inputs related to macroeconomic projects,  
  • Creation of the basis for the compilation of strategic development documents of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Bosnia and Herzegovina,  
  • Monitoring and identification of the main factors for production growth trends in agriculture and industry,
  • Identification and mutual relation between individual industrial and agricultural sectors and services sector and their relation to the final consumption, investments, foreign trade, etc.,
  • Identification, monitoring of the position and role of companies in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the value chain of international production activities in terms of vertical connections and cluster development,
  • Analysis of regulations in force and effects of the most influential economic policy measures regulating the key production activities,
  • Analysis of the impact of entry and exit (market) price changes on changes of the scope of production, market concentration and identification of the level of entry barriers in the most important production branches and their impact on the scope of production,
  • Analysis of the contribution of loans obtained from the banking sector to production growth,
  • Analysis of the extent to which foreign direct investments lead to an increase in production and employment in individual branches,
  • Monitoring and analysis of privatisation effects on production and competitiveness in individual branches,
  • Development of macroeconomic projections in relation to trends in the real sector, labour market and prices,
  • Establishment, deepening and maintenance of cooperation with all relevant institutions in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the academia, research institutions and national and international institutions in charge of private sector development,
  • Drafting proposals, studies and analyses in relation to economic reforms and private sector development, public and private sector partnership and business environment in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the purpose of timely, adequate and high-quality counselling of bodies in charge of the above named,
  • Monitoring of trends and reporting on the situation and changes in the field of capital market, privatisation, entrepreneurship, business environment, European integration and economy at all government levels in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • Research on short-term, medium-term and long-term strategic policy in private sector development, especially in relation to SMEs and trade crafts, business environment and labour market in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • Establishment of cooperation with the relevant institutions at all government levels that conduct research and compile data in the field that belongs to the competence of the Institute,
  • Contribution to compilation of macroeconomic projections of the Institute and preparation of analytical inputs related to business environment and entrepreneurship as a basis for the development of strategic development documents of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • Development of methodologies, models and indicators for monitoring a balanced regional development in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • Gathering of data on demographic trends in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and compilation of benchmark indicators on trends related to this in the countries of the region and the EU and analyses of such trends, preparation of demographic projections and cooperation with statistical offices and institutions engaging in demography and research on their impact on public finance,
  • Compilation of quarterly and annual analyses and reports on economic and social trends in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • Continuous update of indicators of demographic and social development trends of the macroeconomic model of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • Participation in the creation of long-term macroeconomic projections from the aspect of demography.

FBiH in numbers

Indicator 2014 2013 2012 2011
Unemployment rate - poll 29,5 28,6 28,3 25,6
Unemployment rate - administrative 48,5 48,2 48,1 45,0
GDP in mil. KM 16.150 15.150 15.250 16.850
Inflation in % 2,0 2,5 3,6 1,2
The most developed canton in FBiH KS KS ZHK ZDK
Average net wage in FBiH 825 820 819 798
Natural increase in FBiH -580 150 -208 -350

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