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Expanding the vocational education and training system and teaching skills relevant to the labour market

01.11.2014 - 31.10.2018

The SDC is working to ensure that jobseekers and insufficiently skilled workers are taught skills relevant to the labour market within the formal and non-formal vocational education and training system in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The training is geared to the needs of the various economic sectors, so that workers can be deployed in a targeted manner.

Country/region Period Budget
Bosnia and Herzegovina

01.11.2014 - 31.10.2018


CHF 7'192'400



A community-based mental healthcare system

01.03.2014 - 28.02.2018

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, much of the population is still suffering the consequences of the war which ravaged the Balkans in the 1990s. Since 2010, Switzerland has been helping the country to modernise its mental healthcare system to give patients access to high quality services in their communities.

Country/region Period Budget
Bosnia and Herzegovina

01.03.2014 - 28.02.2018


CHF 5'665'000



The SDC supports efforts to improve conditions for the protection of children and adolescents

Young people drawing in the schoolyard with chalk.

01.01.2014 - 31.12.2017

The government in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) wants to reform the country's juvenile criminal legislation and improve the conditions of detention and follow-up for  juvenile criminal offenders. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) have been conducting a project to this end since 2009.

Country/region Period Budget
Bosnia and Herzegovina

01.01.2014 - 31.12.2017


CHF 2'250'000



Strengthening the Role of Local Communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Image of a ceremony of distributing certificates for local community and municipal representatives

01.11.2013 - 30.06.2019

Given the complex and difficult political and administrative environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina municipalities face serious challenges to serve their citizens properly, and citizens feel that their needs are not heard by politicians. The local administrative levels are considered the most dynamic and responsive ones to address citizen’s concerns. The project Strengthening the Role of Local Communities focuses on empowering Local Communities (Mjesna Zajednica – MZ) to raise citizens’ responsiveness, participation, and social inclusion in local development processes.

Country/region Period Budget
Bosnia and Herzegovina

01.11.2013 - 30.06.2019


CHF 4'100'000



The "Bosnia i Herzegovina"-Platform

01.01.2020 - 31.12.2025

The Bosnia i Herzegovina Platform (BiH) is an initiative of diaspora associations that are already involved in development activities. The platform will enhance cooperation and strengthen the diaspora associations’ role as development actors. SDC aims at promoting the potential of migrants for sustainable development mainly through improved framework conditions. The permanent platform as an effective and dynamic network will set the grounds for competent coordination services to diaspora organizations, to the country of destination and to the country of origin.


Market Makers in Bosnia and Herzegovina

01.06.2017 - 31.05.2021

MarketMakers (MM) addresses the high rate of youth unemployment in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is the main cause for the acute brain drain. To contribute to reduction of youth unemployment the project aims at systemic changes in the ICI, food production and processing, tourism and tradable services sectors, leading to their growth, more investments and new job opportunities.


Bosnia and Herzegovina: Integrated Local Development (ILDP)

A woman and two men stand at the counter of a local administration and discuss their concerns with the official.

01.03.2017 - 28.02.2021

Through the lntegrated Local Development Project (ILDP) Switzerland supports Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in establishing a modern development planning system country wide which responds to citizens‘ needs and allows efficient use of budgets and external funds. The ILDP consolidation phase will ensure coherence of development planning and management on all governmental levels, accountability towards citizens, as well as on knowledge transfer to responsible institutions, in order to improve service delivery and accelerate inclusive growth at local level.


BiH Diaspora Plattform

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019

Das Projekt schaff den Rahmen für einen relevanten Beitrag der BiH Diaspora in der Schweiz an die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung, die Demokratiebildung sowie die Stärkung der sozialen Kohäsion im Herkunftsland, da sich ein signifikanter Teil der BiH Diaspora in der Schweiz aufhält. Eine ethnisch und konfessionell unabhängige BiH Diaspora Plattform kann eine doppelte Brückenfunktion sowohl innerhalb der heterogenen BiH Diaspora als auch im fragmentierten Gefüge von BiH haben.


Mainstreaming the Concept of Migration and Development into Strategies, Policies and Actions in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Diaspora for Development (D4D)

05.12.2016 - 30.06.2019

About 2 million BiH citizens reside outside their country of origin. They retain strong connections with their homeland, and many of them are interested in contributing to its development with skills, know-how and financial investment. Switzerland supports BiH (in both entities and Brčko district) in creating a favorable environment for leveraging diaspora’s human and financial capital (as investors, providers of know-how and networkers) for the development of the country, thus contributing to economic growth, employment and income.


Youth Employment Project

01.04.2016 - 31.03.2020

Youth Employment Project (YEP) helps the public employment services to improve their mediation performance, introduce youth friendly service, e.g. individual and group counselling for unemployed young people aged 18-30. Together with the local partners, YEP promotes new, (self)-employment opportunities linked with the social entrepreneurship models - in particular for the most disadvantaged, socially excluded youth.


Support to more effective Mine Action and Strengthening of National Mine Action Capacities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

01.12.2015 - 30.06.2018

The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has left behind a grim legacy of mines and other explosive remnants. This leftover has a negative impact on the quality of life of the affected population and hampers the development. With this project, Switzerland will contribute to improving the quality of life of the population in areas affected by mines and other explosive remnants of war by speeding up and supporting more effective mine action activities in BiH and thus creating preconditions for socio-economic development in the country.


Support to the Judiciary in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Strengthening Prosecutors in the Criminal Justice System

01.12.2014 - 30.11.2018

BiH initiated important legislative and policy reforms in the justice sector in the view to strengthen the rule of law, as important step towards European integration. These reforms are still ongoing. The project provides support to BiH's authorities in shaping the prosecutorial system, in improving criminal investigations, in establishing tools for executing prosecutorial functions more efficiently, effectively and transparently, and in fostering the public's trust into the work of the prosecutors' offices.

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