Early Warning System in BiH (Phase II)
The mission of Early Warning System (EWS) by UNDP Programme can be summarized as continuous monitoring of specific fields and indicators of crisis with the purpose of assisting the forecasting of potential crises and avoidance of conflict, as well as development of conditions that may have a serious negative impact on the well-being of the citizens. The EWS intends to support better decision and policy making by government. Thus the main goal of EWS is to ensure a greater degree of sustainable human development and continue to raise awareness of the needs for strategic and crisis management.The basic framework for planning the delivery of EWS reports has five major steps. At the beginning of the quarter, the public opinion poll questionnaire is reviewed to reflect the situation in the country and changes adopted. The regular quarterly review of the questionnaire aims at selecting appropriate additional questions and defining the dynamics and structure the poll should follow.The number of survey locations, households and companies is fundamental for the credibility of the EWS. The more in-depth the survey is the more data experts have for the development and creation of the report. The next step is a meeting of the Editorial Board. Their task is to identify the indicators of crisis and events that were of most importance during the reporting period and should be reflected in the report being compiled. As by definition the period when a report is being written belongs to the next reporting period, the meeting also provides the authors, who are part of the Editorial Board, with basic pointers and a common perspective regarding what types of event to look out for during the coming reporting period. After that, authors write up their respective sections and submit their texts for review by the Editorial Board, prior to final correction and publication of the EWS reports. This ensures higher quality by providing the authors with a comprehensive overview.