Social Inclusion and Democratic Governance

  • Scaling up Universal Access for Most at Risk Populations in Bosnia and Herzegovina (HIV/AIDS Round 9) Scaling up Universal Access for Most at Risk Populations in Bosnia and Herzegovina (HIV/AIDS Round 9)HIV/AIDS has had limited impact so far in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) with only 74 reported cases of people living with the disease and currently on antiretroviral therapy. Although the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in BiH is low, the focus on preventing an increase in infection is high. Early identification of the disease enables individuals to take actions that benefit both their own health and public health, and the early treatment of those infected substantially reduces the risk of HIV transmission to others.

  • Strengthening the DOTS Strategy and Improving the National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP), including Multidrug Resistant and Infection Control, in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)Strengthening the DOTS Strategy and Improving the National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP), including Multidrug Resistant and Infection Control, in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)About one third of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis (TB) bacteria, however only a small proportion of those infected will become sick with TB. Up to 20 million lives have been saved since 1995 through the DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment Short-course) and the Stop TB Strategies. Bosnia and Herzegovina is categorised as having an “intermediate” tuberculosis (TB) burden, with approximately 1,400 new tuberculosis cases reported annually over the last few years and a TB-related mortality rate of 6.8%. The majority of TB patients in Bosnia and Herzegovina can be cured with TB drugs as part of the standard treatment course, while resistance to those drugs is rare.

  • Strengthening the Role of Local Communities/Mjesne zajednice (MZs) in BiHStrengthening the Role of Local Communities/Mjesne zajednice (MZs) in BiHThe overall project objective is to improve the quality of life of the citizens of BiH, through enhancing local services and increasing democratic accountability and social inclusion. The project purpose is to foster the engagement of citizens in municipal decision making, in the provision of municipal quality services and in the implementation of local development initiatives by reinforcing the democratic role of MZs in BiH.

  • Strengthening Parliamentary Capacities and Key Institutions Mandated with Fighting Corruption in BiHStrengthening Parliamentary Capacities and Key Institutions Mandated with Fighting Corruption in BiHAccording to Human development reports, there is increasing evidence that anti-corruption efforts are contributing to the promotion of transparency and accountability in the decision-making process. While corruption is a difficult phenomenon to measure, due to its complexity, more evidence is emerging on the correlation between corruption indicators and economic and human development indicators.

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OUR WORK - SOCIAL INCLUSION AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE

The Social Inclusion and Governance Sector assists BiH central, entity and local governments to achieve higher standards of governance effectiveness through better planning, budgeting, provision of public goods to citizens and accountability. By tackling these challenges UNDP influences the policy level, which affects the lives of ordinary citizens and particularly the most vulnerable groups.

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Resident Coordinator Annual Report 2012

B&H experienced a challenging year in terms of maintaining political stability as well as making progress with regard to the European Union (EU) integration process, which declaratorily remains a key strategic and developmental objective for the country.

 

Rural Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Myth and Reality

What is the state of human development in the rural areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where the majority of its people live? Do they have jobs and decent incomes? Do they have proper access to health care and education? Are they connected by good roads, services and telecommunications? Are they involved in the mainstream of social and political life? How important is agriculture in rural life? These are the questions which this eighth Human Development
Report for Bosnia and Herzegovina sets out to answer.