This study has emerged as an initiative of the Network of Education Policy Centres addressing the lack of comprehensive comparative studies on teacher policies in the region where its members are active - the new Member States of the EU, Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership countries and Central Asia and Mongolia.

The study maps teacher policies in the diverse region represented by NEPC members. As a basis for this exercise, SABER-Teachers methodology of the World Bank was adapted. 

Bosnia and Herzegovina does not have a country-wide qualification framework for the teaching profession or clearly defined teachers’ competences. There is no curriculum framework at the state level that defines clear learning outcomes either. Evaluations of teachers are not based on common quality standards and teachers are not provided with sufficient guidance, feedback or support in case of a disappointing evaluation.