About us

Funding and delivery

Where our money comes from and what we spend it on?

Since 1996 the United Nations Development Programme Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina has delivered more than USD 492 million in human development programme assistance. USD 354 million was delivered between 2001-2016 - an annual delivery rate of 90% of approved budgets - of which only 9.3% was spent on management costs. While UNDP finances some intervention activities with its core funds or other UN special purpose resources, the majority of funding comes from partnerships with multilateral funds and bilateral donors, who recognise UNDP as a reliable and strategic development partner.

UNDP draws on its significant implementation capacity and field network infrastructure of 5 regional offices to effectively deliver programmes, its ability to serve as a neutral facilitator and broker between various institutional and community stakeholders, and on its expertise, to ensure the lasting capacity development of the Government and local partners.

Our contributors

The major contributors to UNDP in BiH during the current programming cycle are the European Commission, the Government of Switzerland, Government of Sweden, multiple levels of BiH Government, the Government of the Netherlands, Government of the United States, as well as the Governments of the United Kingdom, Japan, the Czech Republic, the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), and others. BiH authorities, especially at the municipal level, are increasingly becoming significant contributors to annual programmes, with this contribution expected to grow in the future to a third or even half of the programme volume.

UNDP frequently generates parallel financing, where other donors, IFIs or the Government have complementary or follow on investments resulting from UNDP’s activities.


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