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Local Integrated Development (LID)

LID directly contributed to improvements in the standard of living for more than 100,000 people in the country, worked with domestic authorities to put into place mechanisms and resources needed to drive social and economic development.

The Project worked through three interconnected pillars implemented over a three-year period:
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,
Edis Arifagić, Project Manager,


Project duration:
Economic governance, Local infrastructure, Social affairs, Strategic planning and development management
Strategic partner:
Association of Municipalities and Cities of FBiH, Association of Municipalities and Cities of RS, Local Governments, Ministry of Administration and Local Self-Government of RS, Ministry of Development, Entrepreneurship and Crafts of FBiH, Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of BiH
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
European Union, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Project implemented in:
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srpska
Tuzla Canton, Posavina Canton, Zenica-Doboj Canton, Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, Bosnia –Podrinje Canton Goražde
Municipalities (21):
Banja Luka, Bijeljina, Čelinac, Doboj, Foča, Goražde, Gradiška, Konjic, Maglaj, Modriča, Mostar, Novi Grad, Odžak, Orašje, Prijedor, Šamac, Srebrenik, Tuzla, Vareš, Žepče, Živinice