Programs

Thomas Jefferson believed deeply in the power of public education to drive progress through the generations. In creating the University of Virginia and in his lifelong advocacy of free universal primary education for the peoples of Virginia he battled not only for the individual’s right to know. For Jefferson, an educated public was a necessary pillar of democracy itself.

In the Jefferson Institute education program, we strive too for education, intense and inspiring, with a clear purpose – to enable and to empower peoples and nations so that they might live more freely.

We create and deploy digital tools to improve both formal and informal education.

2007

Report on an expert rountable discussing challenges and opportunities for alternative energy in Serbia and Kosovo.

2007

It is not surprising that economies in this part of the world should see an explosion of a wide-scale market for bureaucratic services intermediaries, facilitating informal relations between businesses and state authorities. We seek to understand, explain, and set out the dimensions of this “intermediaries’ boom.”

2006

Operating in a challenging political environment, the independent, professional management of the Czech Revitalization program worked to enhance the value of the state assets in its care.

2006

The Slovak National Property Fund is a fascinating case of privatisation without derailment by scandals or other substantial problems.

2006

Through the application of Growth Diagnostics, we conclude that the next steps to achieve sustainable growth in Serbia should be devoted to strengthening property rights.

2006

The key bottleneck to export is outside the agriculture market itself: the slow development of Serbia's retail market.

2005

Trade unions played an essential role in overthrowing the authoritarian regime of Slobodan Milosevic. However, Serbia’s social dialog suffered a series of significant setbacks in the first months of the democratic regime. We review of policy options and trade offs.

2005

Estimation of the bond yield curve in Serbia using the Nelson-Siegel Model, and parameter estimates to forecast the term structure.

2005

This workshop aimed to integrate academic and practical approaches to the challenges of monitoring and evaluating international efforts to promote democracy. In particular, the school aimed to contribute to the ongoing assessment needs of ongoing initiatives, and to develop proposals for evaluating the long-term impact of international projects now in their final stages.

2005

The Serbia & Montenegro Ministry of Defence is slowly turning the political rhetoric of reform and civilian control of the armed forces into real steps. Sustained reform is unlikely without Ministry capacity to plan and react strategically - and strategic behavior demands informed decision makers.

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