Early Warning System in BiH (Phase II)

Contract partner: UNDP - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA / UNDP - United Nations Development Programme - Bosnien und HerzegowinaCountry: Bosnien und Herzegowina Funding amount: € 200.000,00Project start: 01.04.2007End: 31.01.2009

Short Description:

Overall goal

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.

project number8122-00/2007
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.