Situation Analysis of Corruption, Good Governance and Public Services in the Federation of BiH - Workshop for the Creation of the Development Strategy of the Federation of BiH 2021 – 2027

Sarajevo, October 04, 2019 -  The team of Federal Institute for Development Programming organized a workshop related to analysis of the situation in corruption, good governance and public services in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in relation to the creation of the Federation Development Strategy 2021 - 2027.

According to Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index 2018, BiH ranks as 89th in the list of 180 countries. This position has been almost constant over the past few years. Together with Macedonia, BiH is the worst positioned in the region. An analysis of the Global Barometer of Corruption has shown that BiH citizens percieve government as ineffective as its anti-corruption efforts. Legislative and executive governance, the judiciary and political parties are mentioned as the most corrupt segments of society. The massive public sector is inefficient and dysfunctional. Governance quality surveys, including World Bank governance indicators, indicate an unsatisfactory situation in all 6 governance dimensions covered by the survey.

The procedures and modalities of public service delivery are not adapted to the modern life style. They are created with no connection to service users and established to suite to the provider. Inefficiency, uncertainty, difficult access, complex and unnecessary procedures, repeated requests for documents and evidences, a low level of protection of users' rights, are some of the common performances of most public services, which is reflected in economic development.

The judicial reform process in BiH has been ongoing for more than two decades, but the reach and effects of reform are very limited. Endangering the independence of the judiciary through political influence and pressure is certainly one of the most significant challenges in the work of the judiciary. The European Commission, independent analytical and research organizations, as well as holders of the highest judicial positions all agree  about this assessment. Guarantee and protection of human rights are not fully insured.

The workshop was moderated by Srđan Blagovčanin. It gathered representatives of key stakeholders in the field. During the work, based on the analysis of problems, potentials and challenges, solutions are proposed to lead to improved work of public institutions, as well as the rule of law, ie protection of human rights of citizens of the Federation of BiH.


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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