The conceptual definition and measurement of poverty are important for identifying the scale and causes of disadvantage, as well as for the formulation of social and economic policies and measurement of their impact. Absolute consumption poverty is still high in Serbia and, as long as this – by European standards extreme – form of poverty exists, it should continue to be monitored as one of the key poverty indicators.Read more
Our aim is improvement of key reform legislation and strategic frameworks that create a cohesive society and an effective and efficient welfare state.
The focus of public policies should be improving the quality of life of the most vulnerable in the society: children, youth, elderly, and persons with disability, Roma, women, refugees and IDPs.
CSP advocates that public policy decision making should be based on independent research of key policy issues
Policy implementation heavily relies on local level capacities. We advocate that the local perspective is included in policy development and that local capacities are constantly enhanced.
CSP research products are regarded as high quality – they are cited in relevant papers and reports and used by policy makers.