Dr Gordana Matković is the Program Director of the Center for Social Policy (CSP) and professor at the Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration (FEFA) in Belgrade. She worked as a national and international consultant for the World Bank, UNDP, UNICEF and other national and international organizations. She graduated and attained a master’s degree at the Faculty of Economy in Belgrade, and obtained a PhD at the Faculty of Philosophy – Department of Sociology.
She was Director of Social Policy Studies at the Centre for Liberal-Democratic Studies in Belgrade between 2005 and 2008, and has been employed at the Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration since 2008. She was Advisor to the President of the Republic of Serbia from mid-2007 to 2012. She was Minister of Labor, Veteran and Social Affairs in the transitional government during the period October 2000 to March 2004 and Minister of Social Affairs in the first democratically elected government of the Republic of Serbia. The reform of the pension and social protection system was started, and the Poverty Reduction Strategy was developed and adopted during her mandate. She worked as a researcher and director of international projects at the Economics Institute in Belgrade from 1984 to 2000.
She is the author of a number of articles and books: Demographic Factors and Labor Force Supply (1994), Decentralization of Social Protection in Serbia (2006), Challenges of Introducing a Mandatory Private Pension System in Serbia (2009), Social Protection in Old Age: Long-Term Care and Social Pensions (2014).
She was awarded the Konstanin Obradović prize (2004) and the Women in Business and Government prize by Erste Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (2005).
Her fields of professional interest include demographics, social policy, the labor market and human development.