In this publication, we report the findings from the research project “(In)equality in social protection: Multi-level analysis of intersectionality in social assistance provision – A comparative study”. Our research studies social needs from an intersectional perspective, identifying and mapping out the dynamics and characteristics of the interplay and intersections of the categories of inequalities and power relations in two post-socialist and post-conflict countries– Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.2 We took intersectionality to mean a system of “interactions between inequality-creating social structures, symbolic representations and identity constructions that are context-specific, topic-orientated and inextricably linked to social praxis”.