Good Governance

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Good Governance

Good Governance is a crucial component of modern democratic local self-governance. In highly fragmented and complicated political system of Bosnia and Herzegovina is local self-governance an important connecting link between citizens and the state. Support of good governance on this level increase trust and engagement of public in administration of public affairs.

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Past aid programmes

Know-how transfer between Czech and BiH municipalities

Know-how transfer between Czech and BiH municipalities

Since 2018, People in Need has been working on the development of good government standards and capacity building in Bosnian municipalities. For the first project, which was implemented in 2018 (for 7 months), People in Need focused on experience sharing and know-how transfer between Czech and Bosnian municipalities. Three micro-projects that specialized in the mainstreaming of good governance standards and the enhancement and effectiviness of public administration were implemented in the Bosnian municipalities of Livno, Mrkonjic Grad and Maglaj. The main goal of the project was the preparation of individual plans for developments in the field of energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste water management and solid waste management. Local Bosnian municipal staff had the opportunity to cooperate with Czech experts and share their experience with the Czech municipalities during expert visits and study trip to the Czech Republic. The project also strengthened international cooperation between the two countries and their engagement in international structures.

The activities of People in Need continued in 2019. This time, the project focused on supporting well-functioning municipal self-government and continued to strengthen good governance standards in the Laktaši, Livno, Maglaj and Jezero municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina through expert cooperation on sustainable development planning.

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