Foundation CPI, Sarajevo (Center for Public Interest Advocacy)

National Network
Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387 33 259 595
+387 33 259 597
E-Mail (2)
E-Mail (3)
Mobile Phone
+387 61 165 166
Mobile Phone (other)
+387 61 271 638
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
General Information
State level non profit foundation, 5 full time and 10 part time staff, aprox 250 000 USD, Open Society Foundation, USAID, Swiss SDC, IBP (International Budget Partnership), NED, long term and short term projects, open budget initiatives and open data initiatives, public awareness projects, new media peace and reconciliation initiatives
Mission and Objectives

CPI is an non-governmental, non-profit organization which actively supports the development of Civil Society by collecting, analysing and publishing data that are of interest to citizens, and further accentuating those data.
CPI Foundation strives for public and verified data to be made easily accessible for citizens of BiH, in a way that is easy to understand by any ordinary citizen who is not professionally engaged in public administration and public finance. Our second goal is to use IT and new media as a tool for positive social change broader than public accountability

Main Projects / Activities

Hyperion I and Hyperion II for the first time made available online all the public budgets of 14 different governments of our too complicated country. Then we followed with awareness and advocacy campaigns. Our most famous project is Counter of public money, huge display placed in a center of Sarajevo, that counts the expenditure of the state per second.
We do ranking of Bosnia for Open Budget Index and applying same methodology to measure openness for lover levels of government. We organised Municipal Budget Outreach initiative, traveling to smaller communities and engaging in discussions about public money with local activists and ordinary citizens. We are launching a web based media project in a domain of peace and reconciliation

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

we can share our experience with the Network and once we get more familiar with the network and it's members we can plan cooperation in future activities.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

our existing projects can benefit from networking with the similar initiatives and our new project tackles many topics that seems to be among your priorities and is planned as a multi country regional project that tries to deconstruct most important myths and prejudices among the nations, religious and ethnic groups

Contact (1) Full Name
Zoran Ivančić
Head of the organisation
Zoran Ivančić; Chairman of the Board
Contact (2) Full Name
Damir Mehmedbašić Executive Director