Social Inclusion and Democratic Governance

  • 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)

    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.

  • Youth Employability and Retention Programme

    Youth unemployment in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is estimated at an alarming 60%. The youth unemployment rate has remained close to its 2009 crisis peak with few perspectives for improvement in the near future if the job creation process is not accelerated. BiH also suffers from significant brain drain – especially amongst young people.

  • Empowering Marginalised Groups in e-Governance

    The absence of statistical and other data on the extent, nature and characteristics of disabilities in BiH is an obstacle to improving the situation of people with disabilities. There is no central registry for people with disabilities, however it is estimated that people with disabilities constitute nearly fifteen per cent of the population in South East Europe. Currently many public services are not accessible for people with disabilities.

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.