Programme “Translating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Framework in Bosnia and Herzegovina into sustainable and inclusive growth (SDG2BIH)” is financed by Sweden and implemented by UNDP in partnership with UNICEF and UN Women under the United Nations’ overall support extended to the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina to implement the SDG Framework in BiH.
The Programme builds on the achievements of the SDG Roll-Out Support and Private Sector Engagement Project (2017-2021), financed by Sweden and implemented under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (UN RCO), by UNDP in cooperation with United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), played a critical role in initiating the implementation of Agenda 2030 in BIH.
The overall objective of the Programme is to contribute to accelerated achievement of SDGs in BIH by supporting governance systems and private sector engagement towards green and inclusive growth. The Programme is thus expected to support the authorities in BIH in their efforts to advance their progress towards the achievement of sustainable development targets defined in the SDG Framework in BIH. The Programme is organized around two mutually reinforcing outcomes:
- Outcome 1: Authorities at state, entity and Brčko District BIH levels effectively work on planning, implementing, monitoring, and reporting on the SDG Framework in BIH and foster development partnerships.
- Outcome 2: Cantonal and local governments actively contribute to implementation of the SDG Framework in BIH.
Guided by the overall Programme Objective and Outcomes, the Programme envisages the following key results:
SDG steering body and institutional partners at state, entity and Brčko District levels are equipped with knowledge, capacities and tools for synchronized and effective planning, financing, monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the SDG Framework in BIH.
Public financing instruments at the entity and/or cantonal level sustainably reinforce the achievement of the SDGs in selected priority areas, including through partnerships with the private sector.
Advancing engagement of private sector and other stakeholders in sustainable development.
Local governments’ capabilities to plan, finance, implement, monitor, and report on their SDG achievements enhanced.
Cantonal capabilities to plan, finance, implement, monitor, and report on their SDG achievements enhanced.