Current analyses and discussions among experts in the field of social protection indicate that the existing social protection system is fiscally unsustainable, unfair, inefficient and fails to meet the needs of the most disadvantaged among its citizens.
The aim of the study "(In)equality in Social Protection: Multi-level Analysis of Intersectionality in Social Assistance Provision - A Comparative Study" was to identify to what extent there were discrepancies between the actual needs of people receiving social assistance, how society perceived them, and the policies of the social protection system by applying intersectional approach.
One of the main conclusions of this research was that the individuals that are, or ought to be, social assistance recipients in BiH face intersecting and concurrent inequalities which indisputably exacerbate the poor situation they live in, creating obstacles in their coping strategies. As such, it became clear through our findings that neither the social protection system nor the relevant policies adequately address these multiple sources of inequality.
This publication is a result of the project „(In)equality in Social Protection: Multi-level Analysis of Intersectionality in Social Assistance Provision - A Comparative Study“ implemented by European Policy Institute – Skopje in partnership with Center for Social Research Analitika. The project is supported by Regional Research Promotion Programme (RRPP).
The publication in English is available HERE.