Data availability in a Developing Nation

The experience of collecting data for my project has been enlightening.  In many instances what I had planned to analyze had to be scrapped due to the corresponding data not being available.   Many times data that had previously been collected was unavailable due to numerous reasons, including bureaucratic hurdles, the destruction of data, and in rare cases the unwillingness to share data.  I came to appreciate the difficulty in conducting orignal research, specifically data driven econometrics in a developing nation.

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The end of my stay in Bosnia

Now that my stay in Bosnia is ending, I look back thankful for the unique opportunity that both the Reves Center and the William & Mary Bosnia Project have afforded me. I have meet with multiple economist and policy makers during my stay that have directed me in my search for information on government planning and records, specifically I would like to thank Mr. Cosic from World Bank.

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