Round tables “Implementation of Proxy Means Testing (PMT) in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina” and “Implementation of Proxy Means Testing (PMT) in the Republic of Srpska”

After the conferences “New Targeting Methods for Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina” and “New Targeting Methods for the Republic of Srpska” at which the method of proxy means testing (PMT) was selected as the new basic model for targeting budget cash benefits in FB&H and RS, two round tables were held within the project “Development, Testing and Guidance for Implementation of New Methodology(es) for Targeting of Non-contributory Cash Benefits in Bosnia and Herzegovina”.

The topics of the round tables were “Implementation of Proxy Means Testing (PMT) in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina” and “Implementation of Proxy Means Testing (PMT) in the Republic of Srpska”. The round tables served for discussing the PMT variables and presenting the project component dealing with upgrades of social protection information system. The aim of the Round tables were consultations with the decision makers and other relevant stakeholders in FB&H and RS, with an emphasis on what is required and could be improved through the new targeting method, as well as what the needs and capacities of the centers for social work would be for PMT implementation.

Round table “Implementation of Proxy Means Testing (PMT) in the Republic of Srpska” was held on 4th April 2014 at Hotel “Vučko” Jahorina, while round table “Implementation of Proxy Means Testing (PMT) in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina” was held on 11th April 2014 at Hotel “Grand” Sarajevo.