Public Consultations in Zenica

Zenica, March 10, 2020- Third gathering related to public consultations in the process of creation of Federation of BiH Development Strategy 2021-2027 was held today, in cooperation with representatives of governments of Zenica-Doboj and Central Bosnia Cantons.

The participants underlined the need for state's reaction to the fact that highly educated persons are leaving the country. Our young people get free education, but they do not find decent jobs. It was questioned whether it is needed to rebalance the ratio of the numbers of students of social and technical faculties more purposeful.  At the other side, there was an opinion that it would be usefull for our society to employ psycologists and sociologists in each institution and company, to work on development of a healthy society, including better human relations and tolerance strenghtening. Citizens of Federation do not leave the country just because of the economic reasons, they leave because of  disturbed values. It was highlited that the education is the strongest public policy, it is important to strenghten scientific and research work.

The value of the Development Strategy is recognized during discussion. The content and complexity of the approach to economic and social development are appreciated, as well as interventioned offered to accelerate economic development. Still, people are worried about the level of efficiency and effectiveness, when it comes to the implementation.

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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