Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Population: 3.5 million
  • GDP: €18.3 billion
  • GDP per capita: €4,580
  • Public Debt: 32.4% GDP
  • Potential EU Candidate: Applied for EU membership in February 2016.

'The EU is the largest investor and most loyal partner for BiH. Through strategic support in key infrastructure projects in sectors such as energy, the environment, green growth, social inclusion, transport, digitalisation and innovation, the EU is demonstrating its commitment to BiH and our common European future.'

Ambassador Johann Sattler

Since 2009, the WBIF has supported 31 projects with an estimated value of €4.7 billion in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The country has benefited from 73 grants for €726 million in technical assistance and investment co-financing. The EU grant support channelled through the WBIF accounts for €708.8 million and covers both technical assistance and investment works. Other donors have contributed €17.2 million as well. 

€726m

Investment grants: €665.6m

Technical assistance: €54.4m

Other: €6m

€4.7bn

1.8bn

WBIF Grants

IPA II bilateral grants

train

Sustainable Transport

€671.1m

€31.8m

energy

Clean Energy

€2.8m

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Environment

Environment & Climate

€41m

€42.4m

Social

Human Capital

€11.1m

€47.7m

Digital infrastructure

Digital Future

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Competitiveness

Breakdown of support provided below

€116.6m

Total

€726m

€238.5m

Achieved results

(2009 – 2021)

  • 44 km of motorways, 1 cross-border bridge  
  • Improved water/wastewater systems for 650,000 people
  • 640,000 people protected from floods
  • Flood forecasting and warning system for 3.3 million people in the Sava River Basin
  • New prison in line with European standards for 350 detainees

Expected results

(2022 – 2030)

  • 97 km of motorways, 1 cross-border bridge   
  • 57 km of railway lines rehabilitated   
  • 1 inland port renovated, improved navigability on 40 km of waterway   
  • 158 MW electricity from renewables   
  • 129 km of electricity lines upgraded   
  • 162 km of gas pipelines   
  • Improved water/wastewater/solid waste services for 1.2 million people   
  • Over 1.7 million people protected from floods   
  • Healthcare treatment and research facilities for 1.4 million people   
  • Social housing for at least 7,200 internally displaced people

Support to Private Sector

WB EDIF

The Western Balkans Enterprise Development & Innovation Facility

  • €34.9m in financing for SMEs
  • 209 SMEs supported
  • 3 equity investments (€1.9m)
  • €3.8 m in technical assistance and advisory to SMEs
EFSE

European Fund for Southeast Europe

  • €717m sub-loan investments
  • 192,276 sub-loans provided
  • 17,533 beneficiaries supported
GGF

Green for Growth Fund

  • €26.2m sub-loan investments
  • 6,680 sub-loans
  • 130,921 MWh/yr primary energy savings
  • 41,414t CO2/yr emissions reduction
REEP+

The Regional Energy Efficiency Programme

  • €7.8m in financing for residential sector (GEFF)
  • €6m in direct financing for private sector
  • Improved energy efficiency

Latest BiH News

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08-03-2022

Modernisation of Brčko Port is progressing

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European Commission launches €3.2 billion investment package in the Western Balkans
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25-02-2022

European Commission launches €3.2 billion investment package in the Western Balkans

Today, the European Commission has unveiled a substantial €3.2 billion investment package to support 21 transp...

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Official Start of Works on the EU-supported Corridor Vc Section near Doboj
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30-11-2021

Official Start of Works on the EU-supported Corridor Vc Section near Doboj

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WBIF July Newsletter 2022
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21-07-2022

WBIF July Newsletter 2022

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WBIF Newsletter April 2022
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08-04-2022

WBIF Newsletter April 2022

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WBIF 2022 Endorsed Flagship Projects
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25-02-2022

WBIF 2022 Endorsed Flagship Projects

The WBIF, on 23 February 2022, endorsed 21 flagship projects in key railway, road and waterway interconnection...

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Partner Financial Organisations

Western Balkan Partners