Valid and verifiable data as a basis for the development of measures in education and employment

The significant level of mismatch between labor market supply and demand is one of the biggest constraints to growth and employment in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Employers’ awareness of planning human resource development and creating a structured dialogue with the education sector, investing in education, increasing the competitiveness of the workforce, investing in research and development and youth employment are some of the
key elements for achieving social and economic stability and growth in the country and reducing the pressure of emigration.
 
Anticipating skills needs is of great importance in this context. The potential benefits of predicting short-term and long-term skills trends are great, both for individuals and for the economy. From an individual perspective, this will reduce the level of uncertainty associated with returning to education, and from a company perspective, it will facilitate training initiatives related to labor market bottlenecks.
 
They provide decision-makers in the field of employment, employability and education with the information needed to initiate changes in the structure of post-compulsory education and training, which is perhaps most important. Providing labor market information is a public good given the potential broad societal benefits associated with it. Methods of recognizing future skill trends are diverse.
 
Here we present a document prepared by the Center for Development Evaluations and Social Research within the Helvetas intervention. Improving public-private dialogue in planning, development, implementation and evaluation of measures in the field of skills development in formal and non-formal education in accordance with labor market needs. sites of the My Future project, while individual reports on the results of the research at the sites covered by the analysis will be presented later.
 
Helvetas My Future Foundation is especially grateful to the partners – the City of Konjic and the Agency for Economic Development Prvi korak d.o.o. Konjic, the City of Trebinje and the Development Agency of the City of Trebinje – TREDEA and the Chamber of Commerce of Zenica-Doboj Canton, without whose will, interest and participation piloting this methodology would not be possible.