Financing and efficiency of the social protection system in Bosnia and Herzegovina Cover Image

Financiranje i efikasnost sustava socijalne zaštite u Bosni i Hercegovini
Financing and efficiency of the social protection system in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author(s): Nikolina Obradović
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Public Law, Evaluation research, Family and social welfare, Fiscal Politics / Budgeting
Published by: Fondacija Centar za javno pravo
Keywords: Public law; legislation; social protection; financing; efficiency; BiH; health insurance; pension system; unemployment; family protection; evaluation;
Summary/Abstract: The financing and effectiveness of social protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina considering total spending on social protection system in Bosnia and Herzegovina, appropriations are tremendously. Expenditure on social sector through entity budgets and unbudgeted funds related significant portion of public funds, while the effects of these sub-systems of social protection is far from satisfactory. Despite the proclaimed aims of universality, a significant number of citizens, especially the poorest, are not covered by social benefits or social security. Above all, the system of uncontrolled compensations in both entities is an inherently regressive, meaning that it is directed mainly to the relatively good standing citizens. On the other hand the social security system, based on work and employment, and funded from the contributions of employees and employers in today's times of low employment, expressed moonlighting and the problems of non-payment of contribution scan not meet the aims of universality and comprehensiveness. The organization and financing of these systems do not contribute to their effectiveness, i.e. they are not in the service of the proclaimed aims and functions of these sub-systems.

  • Page Count: 27
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: Croatian