Towards the SDG Financing Ecosystem in Bosnia and Herzegovina
With a complex governance system set up by the Dayton Peace Agreement, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) is the least prepared for EU accession among Western Balkan countries. The Joint Programme (JP) is an essential contribution to foster dialogue and support the governments at national and sub-national levels in BIH to establish the ecosystem for systemic financing of the SDGs in the country, enabling informed and targeted investment of public funds and mobilisation of additional financing for sustainable development, particularly from the private sector.
The JP will support BIH governments to: (a) conduct a development finance assessment (DFA) across different government levels for a disaggregated perspective; (b) undertake a rapid SDG-related gender responsive public expenditure reviews to assess current and planned allocations for SDG implementation from government sources; (c) make a rapid estimation of costs necessary for implementation of the SDG Framework in BIH with more detailed costing of implementation in the priority sectors, and a review of financing instruments currently in place; and (d) support inclusive elaboration of an SDG financing framework that will provide long term strategic direction to national partners for integrated sustainable development financing.
UNDP, UNICEF, ILO
Ministry of Finance and Treasury