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Integrated Local Development Project - Phase III (ILDP3)

The Project’s third, consolidation phase, further places efforts to scale up and consolidate knowledge and systems whose creation had been initiated back in 2008.

The Project provides assistance to a wide range of domestic partners to plan, implement, monitor and report on realization of their development priorities in an integrated manner. Such development planning and management systems at entity, local and cantonal level reinforce effective delivery of public policies and thus contribute to better development results for the citizens, which is the ultimate goal of the ILDP.

Key lines of action:

- Harmonisation of strategic planning and development management at the local level: Following the design and adoption of the standardised methodology for integrated local development planning (MiPRO), the ILDP continued support local governments in addressing their development priorities in a systemic manner. So far, over 50% of local governments country-wide having their development strategies prepared in an integrated manner, guided by the principles of sustainable development and social inclusion. In over 50 municipalities and cities across the country, ILDP significantly contributed to introducing a systemic approach to strategies’ implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Importantly, local development strategies are seen as key platforms for preparation of budgets and investments of local governments. The Project currently works with 33 partner local governments to strengthen their capacities to effectively address citizens’ needs and accelerate growth through inclusive development planning and management, including through financial support to improved service delivery.

- Harmonisation of strategic planning and development management at the cantonal level in FBiH: The approach to development planning and management at the local level has been subsequently transferred to the cantonal level in the entity of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina; all of 10 cantons have adopted their development strategies designed in an inclusive and participatory manner, involving their constituent local governments. Cantons are gradually introducing a systemic approach to implementing, monitoring and reporting on their development strategies.

- Paving the way for development planning and management regulatory frameworks in both entities: In the entity of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the ILDP has supported the design of a regulatory framework to establish the overall strategic planning and development management system in this entity (Law on Development Planning and Management and a set of by-laws). Moreover, the ILDP is now supporting the design of the FBiH Development Strategy 2020-2027. Similar support is now being provided to the partners in the entity of Republika Srpska and Brčko District BiH.

- Financing mechanism for local development: ILDP supported the establishment of the entity local development financing mechanisms, as public financing tools to reinforce the efforts of the system, ensuring vertical connectivity between higher government levels’ public funds and local development priorities, contributing to improved local services, livelihoods and quality of life. Since their setting in 2014, both financing mechanisms allocated over USD 3,5 million for 44 local development projects on a competitive basis, which improved quality of administrative, health, education and communal services for over 103,000 citizens (including 17,062 from socially excluded groups), contributed to better livelihoods for more than 2,400 people and helped creating 529 new jobs. Building up on the work of the ILDP, the EU further supported the financing mechanisms under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA).

The ILDP has further strengthened the capacities of the two Associations of Municipalities and Cities in the area of development planning and management, including via support to practitioners’ network and delivery of training for elected officials.


Alma Zukorlić, Programme Officer

Aida Laković Hošo, Project Manager.


Project duration:
03.2017. - 08.2021.
Democratisation, Local infrastructure, Strategic planning and development management
Strategic partner:
Association of Municipalities and Cities of FBiH, Association of Municipalities and Cities of RS, Cantons, Ministry of Administration and Local Self-Government of RS, Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of BiH, Ministry of Justice of FBiH
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Government of Switzerland, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Project implemented in:
Republika Srpska, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brčko District BiH
Municipalities (42):
Berkovići, Bosanski Petrovac, Bosansko Grahovo, Breza, Bužim, Čajniče, Čitluk, Doboj Istok, Doboj Jug, Foca - Ustikolina, Glamoč, Han Pijesak, Jablanica, Jajce, Ključ, Kotor Varoš, Laktaši, Livno, Ljubinje, Ljubuški, Lopare, Lukavac, Mrkonjić Grad, Nevesinje, Novo Goražde, Novo Sarajevo, Osmaci, Oštra Luka , Pale - Prača, Pelagićevo, Petrovo, Posušje, Ravno, Rogatica, Rudo, Šipovo, Srbac, Trnovo RS, Višegrad, Vlasenica, Zenica, Zvornik