UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Our team

UNDP Country Office in BiH is managed by UNDP Resident Representative ad interim, Ms. Narine Sahakyan who ensures effective day-to-day management of the UNDP office in the country and takes overall responsibility for UNDP's programs and operations to ensure coherence and strategic alignment of UNDP activities.

UNDP works closely with the government institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina at all levels through key ministries, departments, and agencies. The implementation of UNDP's program activities is carried out by implementing partners, as needed, including government partners at all levels and civil society organizations.

UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina focuses on six programmatic areas led by sectoral leaders and portfolio managers.

Narine Sahakyan, UNDP Resident Representative ad interim in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Biographical note

Ms. Sahakyan brings over 20 years of experience within the UN system with increasing levels of responsibility from Project Coordinator to UNDP Resident Representative and additional 15   years of professional experience with the Government and the scientific research institutions, the local and international NGOs, the WB, USAID and other international organizations. She has an extensive experience in developing and advancing core reforms for government towards transitional agenda and EU integration; in resource mobilization for development and investment programmes; in negotiating complex solutions with counterparts from state institutions, local authorities, donors and private sector. 

Ms. Sahakyan has previously served as UNDP Resident Representative in North Macedonia, and as Deputy Resident Representative in Macedonia, Moldova and Turkmenistan. Prior to joining the UNDP, she worked with the USA based public-private partnership “EurAsia Foundation”, leading the department of economic development. Ms. Sahakyan served also the Government of Republic of Armenia in different positions - heading the Investments Directorate in the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Directorate of Foreign Investments in the Ministry of Economy.

Ms. Sahakyan holds a PhD in Economics (Moscow, State Planning Authority) and a BSc in Business Administration (Yerevan, Engineering University).