Rural and Regional Development

  • Emigration and development of Bosnia and Herzegovina BEST PRACTICESEmigration and development of Bosnia and Herzegovina BEST PRACTICESNov 19, 2014The official statistics estimate that almost 1.5 million citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina live outside the country, which is almost 40% of the size of total population. According to estimates, the number of citizens originating from BiH and living abroad is even higher, if the second and third generations are considered, and it amounts to 2 million citizens.

  • The StraTraining Strategy for Local Self-Government Employees in the Republika Srpska 2011 - 2015tegy for Local Self-Government Employees in the Republika Srpska 2011-2015Jan 17, 2011The RS Training Strategy for Local Self-Government Employees (2011-2015) is a policy document adopted by the RS Association of Municipalities and Cities and the RS Government that demonstrated their commitment to a systematic and sustainable approach to local government capacity development.

  • Methodology for Integrated Local Development Planning in Bosnia and Herzegovina (miPRO)Jul 5, 2011We are pleased to present the second edition of the Methodology for Integrated Local Development Planning (MiPRO) for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), prepared following its practical application in 23 municipalities in BiH. The second edition contains practical examples and experiences practices from strategic planning processes recently conducted in these 23 municipalities.

  • Goat Farm Feasibility StudyDec 4, 2013Goat farming as serious business venture and the sector which can generate a significant number of working posts and income for poor rural population is almost forgotten in BiH.

  • Development of Mushroom Sector, Sustainable and Inclusive MarketDec 4, 2013This study is the result of an attempt to give the mushroom-growing sector a prominent position and emphasize the possibility of developing sustainable, economic projects, especially in the rural areas of BIH. The study results from the joint work by a great number of wild fungi collectors and mushroom farmers who raise cultivated varieties of fungi, representatives of academic and professional services and from numerous rounds of consultation at different levels.


The Rural and Regional Development Sector focuses on a comprehensive approach to development at the local level, in line with European principles and norms. Through its five regional offices, the Sector targets: improving local government capacity to plan, identify priorities and deliver results; stimulating economic recovery through entrepreneurial activity, job growth and investment, increasing the competitiveness of local producers and income generation; strengthening local priority infrastructure; delivery of social services to vulnerable populations, and the sustainable use of natural resources and energy efficiency.