social science community

A social science community, well networked in the region and beyond, that conducts high quality research based on a common agenda, and communicates well within the community and beyond.

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Systemic linkages

Systemic linkages have developed through which social sciences provide evidence-based knowledge to political decision-making and public debate, and contribute to transparent political decision-making.

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favourable frame conditions

State institutions provide favourable frame conditions (policy framework and finance mechanisms) for well-performing social sciences and research sector.

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The overarching goal of PERFORM is a strong, confident and publicly positioned social science research community that meaningfully contributes to socio-economic and political reform processes.

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news and updates


How to improve Science Communication in Albania and Serbia

PERFORM is supporting a research project on Understanding Current Practices of Science Communication in Albania and Serbia – Recommendations for Enhancing Effectiveness.

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Here is How Relevant Evidence Matters for Developing Effective Public Policies: The Case of the PERFORM Project

PERFORM Manager Dr Martin Dietz and Zenebe Uraguchi of Helvetas blog about the pilot initiative on evidence informed policy making that PERFORM implemented together with Public Policy Secretariat in Serbia.

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Social Science Research Contributing to the Population Policy in Serbia

Decreasing population is one of the biggest challenges that the Serbian society is facing. According to available data, Serbia annually loses more than 30,000 people due to migration and lack of newborns.

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Research Evidence Lowers Taxes in Albania

In November 2015, the Government of Albania passed the Law on Amendments to the Law on Tax Procedures in the Republic of Albania, introducing a series of amendments that directly impacted taxpayers, especially small and medium business owners, which are the backbone of Albania’s economy (companies from 1 to 4 employees constitute 89% of all registered entities).     

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HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation SRB
Njegoševa 5/II
11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Tel. +381 11 3640 044, +381 11 3640 045

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
Rruga "Donika Kastrioti" 14, Ap. 15/6L
1000 Tirana, Albania
Tel: +355 4 453 5050