What We Do

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, working in some 170 countries and territories. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, we are committed to helping the country through strengthened national and local capacities to carry out political, economic and social reforms and development. UNDP annually spends nearly USD 30 million in BIH through its four key focus areas: Justice and Security, Social Inclusion and Democratic Governance, Rural and Regional Development, and Energy and Environment. Additionally, UNDP is the custodian of the Resident Coordinator system, thereby collaborating closely with other UN Agencies which account for a further USD 20 million in programme spending.

Our Goals

Since 1996, UNDP has been supporting the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina in moving from post-conflict recovery towards sustainable development. Our goal is the sustainable, democratic and peaceful development of BIH within current borders, where social, economic and environmental aspects of development coexist in harmony, augmenting the quality of life equitably for all BIH citizens.more

EU STAR Project improves safety of people and communities in BiH

EU STAR project's mission 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.more

Our Stories

Rain does not bring fear anymore: Families receive safe roofs over their heads
Đorđa and his wife Dušanka stand in front of their home located on the landslide.
Rain does not bring fear anymore: Families receive safe roofs over their heads

Four years after the devastating floods and landslides that hit Bosnia and Herzegovina, hundreds of families are looking forward to their new homes that will be built as part of the European Union and UNDP project.more 

Financing heating costs for low-efficiency public buildings is one of the biggest problems for public administrations countrywide
Sustainable Energy Solutions

Although rich in sources of renewable energy, Bosnia and Herzegovina is in the earliest stages of developing its enormous potential and uses about 20% of itsmore 

The process of making "Kupres cheese"
Kupres Cheese Seizes Local Market

Canton 10 is among the poorest regions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with high unemployment rate, especially among the returnees and vulnerable groups. Small farmers from dispersedmore 

Social inclusion– the key to better quality of life in BiH
Social inclusion– the key to better quality of life in BiH
Social inclusion– the key to better quality of life in BiH

How Integrated Local Development Project (ILDP) assists in the social inclusion of people with disabilities and the elderly in Bosnia and Herzegovina?more 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Green Economic Development (GED)

    The GREEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT project aims to institutionalize the energy management activities within the public sector buildings in Bosnia and Herzegovina.more 

  • Dialogue for the Future II

    The DFF project intends to enhance the inclusiveness of local level governance by undertaking joint assessments of common problems and creating local dialogue platforms - bringing together local leaders as well as civil society, youth, religious leaders, women’s organizations and relevant local level authorities.more 

  • Countering Illicit Arms Trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina (CIAT Project)

    Aiming to increase safety and security of people and communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as those in the European Union and neighboring countries, UNDP in partnership and with financial support of Government of Germany and Government of France implements the Countering Illicit Arms Trafficking Projectmore 

  • Diaspora for Development

    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.more 

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