Nemanja is the director of the Center for Advanced Economic Studies (CEVES). During 10 professional years in CEVES, he has been actively engaged in areas of defining strategic priorities, designing institutional support, and consulting to the policymakers and other key stakeholders related to the socio-economic development projects. He develops and manages projects with a goal to enable sustainable, innovative and inclusive development of business environment in Serbia, with a focus on SME development.
During his career, he has also gained very significant experience and knowledge as a special adviser to Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia’s Government and Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government. He was a chief of analytics in process of rightsizing of Serbia’s general government and creation of very comprehensive and complex “Wage Law”. He was a member of cabinet’s team for monitoring and evaluating project of functional analyses of key sectors in Serbia’s general government, where he also contributed through creation of informational base for cost-benefit analyses of public sector optimization and modernization.
Nemanja has significant experience in consultancy on matters of public finance management and economic governance, as he was engaged as a consultant on the above topics by the UNDP, Fiscal Council, UNICEF, and World bank, including engagement on Education and Health Public Expenditure Reviews. Nemanja has also provided consultancy services, related to the private sector development and business environment issues, to the Ministry of Economy, OECD, USAID, GIZ, and EU.