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Technical Assistance Facility for Local Governments (TAF) – Supplementary Component of the Project for Improving the Performance of Local Services (PIPLS)

The intervention aims to inject speed and purpose to the implementation of the newly elected local government leaders’ reform agenda through the provision of expert technical assistance across a number of priority sectors.

Working with newly elected mayors and legislatures, the Facility will offer specialized expert assistance across four principle thematic areas: 

Activity 1: Selected partner authorities introduce improvements in service delivery and/or general performance through the introduction of digital tools and/or processes.

Activity 2: Selected partner authorities deliver critical improvements in service delivery capabilities through implementation of major infrastructure initiatives.

Activity 3: Selected partner local governments will commit to downsizing their operational expenses to create fiscal space for capital investment projects at risk from the effects of the pandemic;

Activity 4: Selected partner local governments will develop and deploy innovative economic development initiatives to support recovery of businesses in their local communities, as well as the fostering of new entrepreneurship.

The intervention result is defined as follows: Local government leaders are supported in their efforts to effectively deliver their reform agendas aimed at improving the quality of life in their communities, focusing on the delivery of critical public services.

Maja Smrzlić, Project Officer, UNDP,

Project duration:
01.2021 - 12.2021
Strategic partner:
Local Governments
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Government of Sweden
Project implemented in:
Republika Srpska, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Posavina Canton, Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia –Podrinje Canton Goražde
Municipalities (10):
Banja Luka, Centar Sarajevo, Goražde, Ilidža, Laktaši, Modriča, Novo Sarajevo, Odžak, Orašje, Prijedor