About us

UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The United Nations Development Programme in BiH, with the support of UNDP's global network, has been helping the country to attract and use international assistance since 1996. Our main goals are the reconstruction of the country following the conflict, supporting and building national capacity in key sectors, advancing human development and helping to shift the focus of development planning from post-war recovery to long-term strategic development.

The work of the UN Country Team (UNCT) in BiH – and thereby the work of the UNDP – is guided by a 2021-2025 United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was signed with the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 2021. It represents a joint commitment to work in close partnership for results as defined in this Cooperation Framework that will help all people in BiH to live longer, healthier and more prosperous and secure lives.

What we do

With the goal of improving the lives of the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina, of strengthening efforts to achieve a peaceful democratic society and of helping BiH to achieve long-term sustainable development and Sustainable Development Goals, UNDP focusses its programme on the three priority areas of the UNSCDF:

  • Sustainable, resilient and inclusive growth
  • People centered governance and rule of law, and
  • Citizen and community engagement for social cohesion.

BiH's strategic priority is accession to the EU. Therefore, in order to assist the country on its European path, our programme for 2021-2025 is streamlined through the following carefully-planned sectoral issues:

  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Sustainable management and protection of natural resources
  • Sustainable economic growth and employment
  • Policy and regulatory frameworks conducive to sustainable growth
  • Good governance and quality public services
  • Social policy & social services
  • Rule of law
  • Security
  • Empowerment of civil society
  • Vibrant and tolerant communities and active citizens.


Who are Decision Makers?

UNDP Country Office in BiH is managed by UNDP Resident Representative, Mrs. Steliana Nedera and UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Mr. Stephen Kinloch Pichat who are responsible for ensuring the effective day-to-day management of UNDP Country Office and assume overall responsibility for the UNDP programmes and operations to ensure coherence and strategic direction of UNDP activities.

UNDP works in close collaboration with the governmental institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina at all levels through the key Ministries, Departments and Agencies. The implementation of UNDP programme activities are carried out by implementing Partners as appropriate, including national and local Government partners and civil society organizations.

UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina focuses on four programme areas that are managed by Sector Leaders – Democratic Governance and Social Inclusion, Justice and Security, Rural and Regional Development, and Energy and Environment.


average reduction of heating costs in public buildings after introduction of energy efficiency measures


reduction of surplus ammunition and remnants of war since beginning of UNDP's actions

1.3 million

population of the country which enjoys better access to public services thanks to UNDP actions

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