Branka Anđelković


Deputy Director - Program

As an international expert Ms. Branka Andjelkovic is focused on topics related to civil society development, social policy and political economy. Over the past 15 years Branka advised governments of South-East Europe and Central Asia in the fields of social welfare protection, employment generation and activation programmes, CSO partnerships with governmental bodies, and public administration reform in these sectors, as a part of aid and assistance programs provided by the European Commission (EC), International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Development Program (UNDP).  She is an author of number of studies and researches carried out in Serbia and Eastern Europe and Central Asia countries.

Throughout her career, Ms Andjelkovic has gained an outstanding knowledge of civil society organizations, challenges and complexities pertinent to their development in South East Europe.    

Branka assumes the role of a Programme Director in the CENTER, and is a Lead Researcher for the topics related to social policy, social inclusion, social capital, formal and informal networks.  She was a co-founder of the CENTER. Public Research Policy Centre in 2010.  At the same time, from 2012 she has been engaged as a Team Leader and Senior Expert for Civil Society and Public Administration on an EU project supporting the Government of Serbia’s Office for Cooperation with Civil Society.

From 2002 to 2008 Ms. Andjelkovic was the Team leader of the Cluster for Poverty Reduction and Economic Development of the UNDP Serbia. Prior to that she worked as an advisor on media and civil society for the European Agency for Reconstruction, and as a programme advisor for the British charity organization Oxfam. Branka began her career in the 1991 as a journalist, first in the social and then in the political section of the weekly NIN.

Ms. Andjelkovic holds Master in Public Administration from the Harvard University. She was a visiting scholar at the Center for European and Eurasian Studies, UCLA USA. She also holds Master from the Central-European University, Department of International Relations and European Studies from 1996. Branka also spent two years at Oxford University doing research of post Cold War politics in the Middle East, and in Turkey at Bilkent University. She held Chevening scholarship, Open Society Institute (OSI) scholarship, Kokalis Programme for South Eastern Europe and the Harvard Hauser Center for research of Nonprofit Sector scholarships.  She was the president of the Harvard Club of Serbia from 2103 until February 2015.