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Strengthening of Public Institutions
in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The strategy of the Programme for Strengthening of Public Institutions is to close the enormous gap that exists between the objectives and the standards of the Public Administration Reform Strategy and their implementation.

About the Programme

July 8, 2013

The objective of the programme is to enable selected public institutions to increasingly fulfil the standards of the Public Administration Strategy.

 

 

Even though Bosnia and Herzegovina with the support of the European Union has adopted a Public Administration Reform Strategy in 2006, its implementation has been very slow. There is still a great need to work on the problem that public institutions only partially fulfil the standards of the public administration reform (PAR) so far. The objective of the Programme for Strengthening of Public Institutions is therefore to enable selected public institutions to increasingly fulfil the standards of the Public Administration Strategy.

 

The strategy of the Programme for Strengthening of Public Institutions (SPI) is to close the enormous gap that exists between the objectives and the standards of the PAR Strategy and their implementation. For this purpose, SPI supports central institutions for the implementation of the PAR Strategy in the execution of their steering and coordination function as well as in donor coordination; it provides technical and organisational consultancy and facilitates knowledge exchange and knowledge generation among selected public institutions. Moreover, the Programme supports the implementation of needs assessments as well as the coordination and implementation of the PAR Strategy measures in these institutions.

 

The content focus in inter-institutional working groups is on the following five thematic areas:

The Public Administration Reform Coordinator’s Office (PARCO), as the most important technical organisation in the PAR process, is the responsible political implementing body on the side of the partners. In addition, other public institutions also implement the measures at the state level. These include the Civil Service Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Directorate for European Integration, the Public Procurement Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Procurement Review Body, the Agency for Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary Education of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Agency for Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance.

 

Programme is based on a cooperation agreement between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has commissioned Deutsche Gesellschaft für lnternationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH with the implementation of the German contribution. The programme’s main political partner in Bosnia and Herzegovina is the Public Administration Reform Coordinator’s Office (PARCO). Second phase of the Programme began in January 2014 and will run until the end of 2016 and the donor funds planned for this phase amount to EUR 4.4 million.

 

Further information can also be found in the Programme factsheet available in PDF here: SPI Programme Factsheet English.

 

 

About GIZ



Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federal enterprise supporting the German government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development with worldwide operations. For more than 30 years, GIZ and its predecessor organizations have been working on political, economic, ecological and social development in partner countries around the world. GIZ is currently implementing five different bilateral projects and programmes in Bosnia and Herzegovina alone (alongside with four funds operating all over the Western Balkan region), fostering good governance and economic development.
For more information about the GIZ please visit www.giz.de.

 

About BMZ


Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) coordinates the development cooperation of the Federal Republic of Germany. BMZ is the main contracting body of GIZ sharing 30 years of uninterrupted trusty cooperation. BMZ as the proprietor commissions GIZ for consultancy projects through which people, organisations and societies are placed in position to improve their living conditions on their own and through efficient and sustainable use of resources.
For more information about the BMZ please visit www.bmz.de.

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