Swiss Cooperation Programme in BiH 2021-2024
Bosnia and Herzegovina has made progress towards political and macroeconomic stability, but considerable challenges remain. To tackle these, Switzerland will continue to support the country in specific sectors in line with the priorities defined by the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina and will work with partners who can accelerate reforms and develop new perspectives and opportunities. It takes into account the needs and the challenges Bosnia and Herzegovina faces and leverages Switzerland’s comparative advantages and interests in key areas.
Building on Switzerland’s long-term presence in the country and earlier achievements, the Swiss Cooperation Programme 2021–24 focuses on three thematic areas: Economic Development and Employment, Health, and Local Governance and Municipal Services. Switzerland has relevant expertise in all three areas and we are confident that we can make an effective contribution to the further development of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We count on the ownership and leadership of our partners to achieve lasting reforms and results. The foreseen financial commitments for the 2021–24 period amount to CHF 63 million, whereas the total amount of Swiss funds for Bosnia and Herzegovina may reach a maximum amount of CHF 79 million.
The new Cooperation Programme was developed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), in close consultation with the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM), as well as government offices and partners from the civil society and the economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The SDC and SECO cooperate and coordinate closely in the implementation of the Cooperation Programme, through the Swiss Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.