Translating the SDG Framework in Bosnia and Herzegovina into sustainable and inclusive growth

SDG2BiH Project

In 2015 BIH signed the global Agenda 2030 and committed to implement the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2018, the governments at national, entity and Brčko District levels initiated the process of preparing a roadmap and the approach to domestication of the SDGs. As a result, the SDG Framework in BIH was subsequently designed and adopted in early 2021. Moreover, the BIH Council of Ministers established the SDG Council which is mandated for overall coordination and monitoring on the implementation of Agenda 2030 in the country. 

The SDG Framework serves as the common development agenda in BIH, providing an overall vision for all government levels in the country, along with key development pathways and 2030 targets, which are to be mainstreamed in strategic documents at all government levels. The development pathways and corresponding accelerators and development drivers should contribute to a more prosperous society and a future where no one will be left behind and where people, prosperity, peace, partnerships, and concern for the Planet are at the heart of a better and jointly shared future. 

The SDG Framework in BIH recognizes the fact that domestic public finances have to be effectively used for addressing the most pressing development priorities. 

SDG2BiH Goals

The Programme aims to support the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina in their efforts and progress towards the SDGs as per targets defined in the SDG Framework in BIH. 

This will be pursued through two, interlinked and mutually reinforcing, results implemented across all levels of government in BIH related to: planning, implementing, monitoring, and reporting (at state, entity and Brčko District levels); and active participation and contribution of the cantonal and local governments to implementation of the SDG Framework.

The Programme builds on the achievements of the SDG Roll-Out Support and Private Sector Engagement Project (2017-2021), financed by Sweden and implemented under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (UN RCO), by UNDP in cooperation with United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), played a critical role in initiating the implementation of Agenda 2030 in BIH. 

The Programme is implemented by UNDP in BIH, in partnership with UN Women and UNICEF and in strong coordination with the UN Resident Coordinator in BIH.

Programme Outcome

The overall objective of the Programme is to contribute to accelerated achievement of SDGs in BIH by supporting governance systems and private sector engagement towards green and inclusive growth. The Programme is thus expected to support the authorities in BIH in their efforts to advance their progress towards the achievement of sustainable development targets defined in the SDG Framework in BIH. The Programme is organized around two mutually reinforcing outcomes:

  • Outcome 1: Authorities at state, entity and Brčko District BIH levels effectively work on planning, implementing, monitoring, and reporting on the SDG Framework in BIH and foster development partnerships. 
  • Outcome 2: Cantonal and local governments actively contribute to implementation of the SDG Framework in BIH.

Key expected results

Guided by the overall Programme Objective and Outcomes, the Programme envisages the following key results:

SDG steering body and institutional partners at state, entity and Brčko District levels are equipped with knowledge, capacities and tools for synchronized and effective planning, financing, monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the SDG Framework in BIH.

Public financing instruments at the entity and/or cantonal level sustainably reinforce the achievement of the SDGs in selected priority areas, including through partnerships with the private sector.

Advancing engagement of private sector and other stakeholders in sustainable development. 

Local governments’ capabilities to plan, finance, implement, monitor, and report on their SDG achievements enhanced.

Cantonal capabilities to plan, finance, implement, monitor, and report on their SDG achievements enhanced.

Status:

Ongoing

Start date:

1 April 2022

Estimated end date:

31 March 2025

Focus Area:

Good Governance

Programme value and donors

The overall value of the Programme is USD 5,154,904.36, funded as follows:

  • Sweden, USD 4,529,038.44
  • UNDP, USD 583,865.91
  • UNICEF, USD 42,000.00

Partners:

Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Government of Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Government of Republika Srpska 
 

Impact

START DATE

April 2022

END DATE

March 2025

STATUS

Ongoing

PROJECT OFFICE

Bosnia and Herzegovina

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

United Nations Development Programme

DONORS

SWEDISH INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION (SIDA)

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$313,676

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2022$141,668

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