Caring for Carers: an Analysis of Informal Care Policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Themes: Policy AnalysisSocial Welfare


As the formal long-term care system in Bosnia and Herzegovina is underdeveloped and plagued with many shortcomings, primarily manifested in the form of limited access to services and insufficient allowances for the users, the burden of caring for care-dependent persons has been shifted for the most part into the sphere of informal care. Yet informal carers are completely neglected in long-term care policies and receive no support – whether in the form of services or financial compensation – to make the task of providing care easier or improve the informal carers’ well-being.

Fact sheet summarizes the results of research conducted for the study "Caring for carers: policy analysis of informal care provision in Bosnia and Herzegovina."

This fact sheet is a result of the project „Caring for carers: policy analysis of informal care provision in Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina“ implemented by European Policy Institute – Skopje in partnership with Center for Social Research Analitika. The project is supported by by Regional Research Promotion Programme (RRPP) which is aimed at fostering and promoting social science research in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia).

The Fact sheet in English is available HERE.