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 40 local governments to design their integrated local strategies and to successfully implement them in partnership with their communities.

  • Srebrenica Regional Recovery Programme (SRRP)

    The name Srebrenica has come to represent all the horrors of war and conjures up images of mass human loss and tragedy. Even today, the region has not fully recovered from the events and destruction, which occurred during the 1992-1995 conflict. As such, Srebrenica and the surrounding region remains one of the most depressed in the country, lagging behind on most indicators.

  • River Vrbas Basin Environmental Protection and Tourism Development Programme -“CLEAN VRBAS”

    Rivers do not stop at administrative or political boundaries. The only way to protect and use rivers is therefore through the collaborative efforts of all the stakeholders within the natural geographical river basins.

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Justice and Security

  • Building Disaster Resilience

    During 2015 – 2019, UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina will strategically focus on coordination support and capacity development for prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.

  • Explosive Ordnance and Remnants of War Destruction (Project EXPLODE)

    Project EXPLODE is a follow up to the Small Arms Control and Reduction project carried out by UNDP between 2005-2012. As uncontrolled explosions can cause the displacement of people living near ammunition depots and can have devastating safety and development implications for the local population and, indeed, may result in a humanitarian crisis, it is crucially important to prevent the uncontrolled explosion of old and unstable ammunition. The current project is therefore designed to support the efforts of the Ministry of Defense of Bosnia and Herzegovina by providing training to MoD personnel in the latest and safest ammunition destruction methods.

  • Access to Justice: Supporting the Rule of Law and Transitional Justice

    Access to justice for the poor and marginalised is not guaranteed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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. Therefore, free legal aid is only available in a limited number of jurisdictions and, where legislation is in place, governmental free legal aid services are underequipped, understaffed, and lack quality monitoring tools and professional training. In addition, the general public are not aware of their rights on free legal aid services.

  • 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.

Energy and Environment

  • Green Economic Development (GED)

    The Green Economic Development Project aims at the institutionalization of energy management activities within the public sector buildings in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Those activities contribute and are in line with EU directives (Energy Service Directive, EPBD directive), the Energy Community Treaty and BiH’s obligation to report on current energy consumption and energy savings in accordance with Energy Efficiency Action Plans.

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Biomass Energy for Employment and Energy Security Project

    Bosnia and Herzegovina has significant biomass energy resources, and the rural population in particular is highly dependent on wood for energy. However, despite the large potential for biomass energy, a number of interrelated market barriers – including the limited availability of financing, a lack of business models and management skills, limited information availability and low awareness – combine to restrict the self-sustaining growth of this market.

  • Technology transfer for climate resilient flood management in Vrbas River Basin

    This project will enable the government of BiH and communities of the Vrbas basin to adapt to flood risk through the transfer of adaptation technologies for climate resilient flood management and embark on climate resilient economic activities.

  • Strengthen Bosnia and Herzegovina Decision-Making Towards Becoming a Party to the Minamata Convention and Build Capacity for Implementation of Future Provisions

    The project makes initial steps in terms of preparation of Bosnia and Herzegovina for fulfillment of obligations of the Minamata convention on mercury. This encompasses activities which include conducting an initial mercury assessment in the country, based on which the requirements, specific obligations and further steps would be identified. Apart from this, B&H awareness and capacities will be built in parallel. This will lead to creation of an environment where the relevant institutions would have exact information on B&H circumstances in terms of mercury and lay baseline foundation for further action in order to sustainably continue with the implementation of the convention (once becoming a party of it).

  • Third National Communication of Bosnia and Herzegovina under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

    UNDP, BiH in partnership with the Republic of Srpska Ministry for Spatial Planning, Construction and Ecology, and GEF financial support, has started implementation of the Project Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Third National Communication to the UNFCCC.

  • Regulatory Framework for Tariff Setting in Water Supply and Sewerage Services in BiH

    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.

  • South East Europe Urban Resilience Building Action Network (SEE URBAN)

    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.