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.
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.
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.
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) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Project aims to reduce CO2 emissions and improve the standard of living by supporting the sustainable use of wood biomass through strategic action, establishment of value chain and rising awareness on benefits from utilizing this source of energy.
Projekt podržava napore na unapređenju okvira za upravljanje rizicima od katastrofa sa posebnom fokusom na jačanje otpornost jedinica loklanih samouprava koje su najdirektnije pogođene katastrofama i klimatskim rizicima u Bosni i Hercegovini.
The GED project contributes to the establishment of sustainable energy management system at all levels of government in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency in public buildings and reinvest savings.
Project aims to contribute to sustainable development of utility companies that are providing high quality water supply, wastewater collection and sanitation services to citizens while preserving a healthy environment and strengthening the social protection and inclusion system.
SEE URBAN aims to apply and adapt best practices of disaster risk reduction in order to reduce the consequences and protect people, environment and property from natural disasters in the units of local governments.
Project will undertake a Mercury Initial Assessment to enable Bosnia and Herzegovina to determine the requirements and needs for becoming a Party of the Minamata Convention and establish a foundation for its implementation.
This project will enable the government of BiH and communities of the Vrbas river basin to adapt to flood risk through the transfer of adaptation technologies for climate resilient flood management and embark on climate resilient economic activities.
The Project aims to enable Bosnia and Herzegovina to produce and disseminate its Third National Communication (TNC) to the Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) according to Decision 17/CP8 and other guidance provided.