The Institute for Development and Innovation was founded in 2018 by researchers in the domain of economics with the mission of creating economically independent individuals throughout Serbia. The main idea and vision of the Institute for Development and Innovation are to establish a developed and democratic society based on equal chances for all.
The Institute for Development and Innovation develops, advocates for, and implements economic policies.
It is accomplished through projects that are organized within three main programs of the Institute: 1) Youth and migrations; 2) Public finances and economic development;
3) Green economy.
PROGRAMS CONDUCTED BY THE INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION
Youth and migrations
The main focus of the program titled Youth and migrations is the analysis of the economic impact youth migrations have on Serbia and the region. The program Youth and migrations have a goal to acknowledge both positive and negative effects of the migration phenomenon, and to create and conduct policy proposals in how to deal with migrations.
The project that launched this program is “Cost of Youth Emigrations” through which the Institute has developed a methodology that enabled it to conduct research on the cost of youth emigrations in both Serbia and the region. Through this unique methodology, the Institute perceived the effect of the youth migrations from Serbia and the region and has accordingly developed economic policy papers for each country.
Public finances and economic development
The main focus of the program titled Public finances and economic development is the transparency of public finances in Serbia and the structure of the budget expenses to further evolve the economic development of all parts of the country.
The project that motivated the Institute to develop the program was the project “Understand the public!” financed by the Embassy of the United States of America, through which the Institute created workshops for the representatives of media organizations and non-government organizations in the sphere of public finances, public procurement, and journalism.
The main focus of the Green economy program is the analysis of the economic effects of an investment in the green economy and advocating for the citizens to take ecological responsibility. The program Green economy aims to contribute to the sustainable economic development of Serbia and thus increase the quality of life for the citizens when investing in green (sustainable) solutions.
The project that started the program is “upPE-T”, financed by European Union through their Horizon 2020 funds, which aims to find innovative solutions for recycling PE and PET plastic waste, by replacing them with more biodegradable plastics and using them in creating packages for beverages and food.
THE INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION AS A VALUABLE PARTNER
What makes the Institute for Development and Innovation a worthy and reliable partner are the people that work for it. The Institute for Development and Innovation is created by young and ambitious professionals ready for action, but the Institute for Development and Innovation is also proud to collaborate with the experts in the fields of macroeconomics, journalism, marketing, finances, robotics, as well as the representatives of academic society and private sector.
What they all have in common is nourishing the key values that the Institute for Development and Innovation is grounded on.
KEY VALUES OF THE INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION
The Institute for Development and Innovation finds and implements innovative ways of functioning, thus becoming an example of good practice.
PROFESSIONALISM AND OBJECTIVISM
The Institute for Development and Innovation is guided by the knowledge and skills necessary to reach impartial conclusions.
APPLICABILITY OF THE RESULTS
The Institute for Development and Innovation implements projects whose results are concrete and have a positive impact on the citizens of the Republic of Serbia.