National HDR 2016: How to improve security of vulnerable municipalities in Serbia?


The Public Policy Research Center is selected by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to conduct a research and compile the 2015 National Human Development Report (NHDR) for Serbia, titled “Resilience of Municipalities”. In the aftermath of May 2014 floods, UNDP and the Government of Serbia agreed that the “Resilience of Municipalities” represents a strategically important theme, which requires in-depth analysis through a human development lens. 
For more than a decade, national and regional HDR teams advance the human development conceptual framework and address the most pressing development challenges of the day. These reports, published in over 135 countries, are grounded in thorough analytic research and represent a dynamic advocacy tools. They generate lively debates around the policies and actions needed to accelerate human development and achieve the Millennium Development Goals, i.e. Sustainable Development Goals.
As the forth National HDR, the report “Resilience of Municipalities” will be launched in early 2016 in Belgrade.  Serbian report builds on the global 2014 Human Development Report - Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience, which provides a fresh perspective on vulnerability and proposes new ways to strengthen resilience. The team of experts and researchers is led by Branka Andjelkovic, CENTER’s Program Director, and expert in public administration and social inclusion.   
Focus group on resilience of municipalities to respond on natural disasters risks in Vranje 02.10.2015.
Focus groups in Loznica, Mali Zvornik, Sid, Smederevska Palanka and Nova Crnja 
Representatives of Headquarters for emergency situations and CSOs in Novi Sad were discussing about resilience of municipalities
Focus group held in Kraljevo on resilience of town to natural disasters
Focus group with the representatives of local communities and Headquarters for emergency situations in Novi Pazar