The economic crisis is prompting governments in the region to make policy choices that will have implications for their long-term competitiveness. To assist Western Balkan counterparts in the design and implementation of those policies, the OECD Investment Compact for South East Europe (OECD IC) implemented a three year, EU financed, project called the Regional Competitiveness Initiative (RCI). More specifically, the RCI’s goal is to assist with the design of sustainable economic policies on innovation and human capital development.
Between 2010 and 2013, the RCI led pilot projects in seven Western Balkan economies: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia.
This Handbook, edited by the OECD, aims at presenting the results of the RCI pilot project, offering guidelines, cases and lesson learned in the implementation of the Triple Helix model in Bosnia and Herzegovina.