Our Projects

Rural and Regional Development

  • Integrated Local Development Project (ILDP)

    The Integrated Local Development Project (ILDP), as an integral pillar of the UNDP Rural and Regional Development Sector, provides support to help strengthen local development planning and the realisation of local strategies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project approach provides a “bridge” between the strategic and budgetary frameworks of local and higher levels of government and also provides assistance to local governments to design their integrated local strategies and to successfully implement them in partnership with their communities.

  • Birač Region Development and Cooperation Project (BIRAC)

    Located in eastern BiH, the Birač region covers geographically coherent territories of Bratunac, Milići, Srebrenica, Šekovići, Vlasenica and Zvornik municipalities. Although it is endowed with abundant natural resources, the region is faced with great development challenges, which stem from the devastating consequences of the 1992-1995 war and thereafter difficult overall socio-economic transition.

  • Via Dinarica: A Platform for Sustainable Tourism Development and Local Economic Growth

    The project aims to contribute to the reduction of economic, social, and regional disparities in BiH through the affirmation of the Via Dinarica as a regional tourism destination and increase BiH’s competitiveness in nature-based tourism.

  • Municipal Environmental and Economic Governance (MEG) Project (phase 1)

    The Municipal Environmental and Economic Governance (MEG) project aims to improve municipal development management systems and services in the environmental and economic sectors. These improvements will result in better local services for the citizens, enhanced accountability and trust between local authorities, citizens and businesses.

  • Project  “Local Integrated Development” (LID)

    Project “Local Integrated Development” (LID) will directly contribute to improvements in the standard of living for more than 100,000 people in BiH, working with domestic authorities to put into place mechanisms and resources needed to drive social and economic development.The Project is implemented in 21 partner cities and municipalities, prioritizing localities that are home to large returnee population and were affected by the May 2014 floods.

  • Regional Programme on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans (ReLOaD)

    The Regional Programme on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans (ReLOaD) is financed by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). ReLOaD builds on the good practices of the Reinforcement of Local Democracy (LOD) project, another initiative financed by EU, which also represents the replication model in other Western Balkan countries. As a regional initiative, ReLOaD will be implemented in six Western Balkans countries.

  • Diaspora for Development (D4D) project

    Mainstreaming the Concept on Migration and Development into Relevant Policies, Plans and Actions in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH): Diaspora for Development (D4D) project aims to strengthen the role of BiH Diaspora in development processes in BiH.

Social Inclusion and Democratic Governance

  • Strengthening the Role of Local Communities/Mjesne zajednice (MZs) in BiH

    The 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.

  • Being LGBTI in Eastern Europe

    UNDP with the support of USAID is implementing a one-year regional project for Eastern Europe, with specific focus on Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Serbia that has been designed to contribute to the reduction of inequalities and exclusion experienced by LGBTI people, by combating homophobia and transphobia.

  • 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.

  • Strengthening Parliamentary Capacities and Key Institutions Mandated with Fighting Corruption in BiH

    According 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.

Justice and Security

  • EU STAR project

    The mission of EU STAR project is to reduce risks and threats concerning peace, stability and development in BiH, by contributing to the improvement of a sustainable stockpile management system in the country.

  • Introduction of Victim/Witness Support Services Project

    In the period 1992-1995, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) was the site of a large-scale armed conflict characterised by systematic and widespread violations of international humanitarian law resulting in the loss of an estimated 100,000 lives. Facing the events from the recent past, especially by combating impunity for war crimes, is recognised as one of the basic preconditions for reconciliation and progress, both internally and externally, for the development of BiH into a democratic and stable country.

  • EXPLODE - Explosive Ordnance and Remnants of War Destruction (project closed)

    Project EXPLODE was implemented between 2013 and 2017 aiming to support the efforts of the Ministry of Defense of Bosnia and Herzegovina to destroy unstable and unsafe ammunition and provide training to the MoD personnel in the latest and safest ammunition destruction methods.

  • Access to Justice: Supporting the Rule of Law and Transitional Justice (project closed)

    Access to justice for the poor and marginalised is not guaranteed in BiH, due to a fragmented and poorly developed free legal aid (FLA) system in the country, and the lack of harmonised legislation at the State level. UNDP was working with national partners to establish a country-wide free legal aid system ensuring minimum equal standards for all citizens in accessing free legal aid services.

Energy and Environment