The Sixth Meeting of Cantonal Practitioners Net Held

In the period from June 20th to June 22nd, organized by Federal Institute for Development Programming, Integrated Local Development Planning Project UNDP and Governmnet of Bosnia-Podrinje Canton, the meeting of development planning practitioners was held in Gorazde aiming at mutual exchange of good practices. The meeting gathered the development planning practitioners from seven FBiH cantons (excluding USK, HNK and ZDK), municipalities Pale-Prača and Foča, City of Goražde, Federal Institute for Development Programming, Government of BPK, Directorate for Economic Planning of BiH,  ILDP UNDP and Embassy of Switzerland in BiH.

The discussion was related to sustainable development capacities and the legal framework on the state property in BPK Gorazde, as well as about legal modalities in Bosnia-Podrinje Canton, supportive to economic development. The legal framework is successfully used by EMKA Company while opening premises in Gorazde. The meeting’s participants visited EMKA, it produces products made of plastics and metal and used in auto and electro industries. EMKA is employing more than 400 people.

Topic of discussion were also by-laws on sustainable development and the creation of development strategy of Federation BiH, regulated by Law on Development Planning.

Present at the meeting were  Ms Sezin Sinagoglu, UN BiH Resident Coordinator , and the Swiss Embassy representative, they presented activities on the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in BiH to date, since BiH accepted the obligation on the Goals implementation at the UN Summit in New York in 2015. The modalities of the cantonal implementation of the SDGs were also discussed.

FBiH in numbers

Indicator 2014 2013 2012 2011
Unemployment rate - poll 29,5 28,6 28,3 25,6
Unemployment rate - administrative 48,5 48,2 48,1 45,0
GDP in mil. KM 16.150 15.150 15.250 16.850
Inflation in % 2,0 2,5 3,6 1,2
The most developed canton in FBiH KS KS ZHK ZDK
Average net wage in FBiH 825 820 819 798
Natural increase in FBiH -580 150 -208 -350

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