1. Better governments for better governance
2. Improving services through better infrastructure
3. Creating more income opportunities
Across all of its pillars, the Project prioritized assistance to the most vulnerable, including returnees, internally displaced persons, unemployed women, elderly, Roma, people with disabilities and long-term unemployed. The Project was implemented in 21 partner cities and municipalities selected through a public and transparent process, prioritizing localities that are home to large returnee population and were affected by the May 2014 floods.
Flagship results achieved include:
• Support provided in the preparation of 11 local development strategies;
• Basic local development management functions established in 17 partner LGs, including the formation of local development management units – JURA and strengthening of capacities of local officials, resulting in ca 70% implementation rate for 2017 annual plans for implementation of strategies;
• Local development partnerships gathering public, private and non-governmental sector in local communities strengthened;
• 21 public facilities rehabilitated in the partner localities;
• 27 projects implemented in four cycles through two Entity financial mechanisms;
• 78 SMEs (13 women owned) supported generating a total of 393 jobs and 7 green field investments supported creating 101 new jobs;
• Short-term employment ensured for 305 long-term unemployed from socially excluded categories of society;
• 417 agricultural producers supported.
Sanja Hamidović, Programme Officer, sanja.HAMIDOVIC@eeas.europa.eu
Edis Arifagić, Project Manager, email@example.com