Western Balkan Regional R&D Strategy for Innovation

This document was prepared under the Western Balkans Regional R&D Strategy for Innovation World Bank Technical Assistance Project funded by the European Commission (DG ENLARG – TF011064).

In 2009 a Joint Statement was developed during a Ministerial Conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, expressing the interest of the Western Balkans region in developing a joint strategy on research and innovation. In September 2011, the World Bank and the European Commission signed an agreement to support the development of this Strategy. The resulting technical assistance is being financed through a Multi-beneficiary Instrument of Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). The Strategy identifies key priorities and is expected to serve as a framework for a collective effort to recommend policy and institutional reform that can promote the region's most urgent priorities of increasing innovation, growth, and prosperity.


Document type
  • Policy/Strategy


Publication Year


Bosnia and Herzegovina
Paulo Correa (Lead Economist) under the guidance of Lalit Raina (Sector Manager, ECSF3), Gerardo Corrochano (Sector Director, ECSPF and Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Global Practice), Mamta Murthi (Country Director, ECCU5) and Ellen A. Goldstein (Country Director, ECCU4).
World Bank
Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Kosovo*
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Desiree Pecarz on October 28, 2013
Modified on January 4, 2016