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 30 projects for €5.1 billion estimated investments in the public sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The country has benefited from 74 grants for €732.6 million in technical assistance and investment co-financing. The EU IPA grant support channelled through the WBIF accounts for €715.4 million and covers both technical assistance and investment works. Other donors have contributed €17.2 million as well. 

€732.6m

Investment grants: €665.6m

Technical assistance: €67m

€5.1bn

1.9bn

WBIF grants

IPA II bilateral grants

train

Sustainable Transport

€674.9m

€31.8m

energy

Clean Energy

€2.5m

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Environment

Environment & Climate

€44.1m

€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

€732.6m

€238.5m

Achieved results

2009 – 2022

  • 57.4 km of motorways, 2 cross-border bridges with related facilities
  • Improved water/waste water services for 655,000 people
  • 662,000 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

  • 159.6 km of motorways
  • 132 km of railway lines rehabilitated
  • 1 inland port upgraded, improved navigability on 40 km of waterway
  • 182 MW renewable energy generation capacity installed
  • 129 km of electricity transmission lines upgraded
  • 168 km of future-proof gas pipelines
  • Improved water/waste water services for 1.3 million people
  • Efficient solid waste services for 151,300 people
  • 1.7 million people protected from floods
  • Healthcare treatment and research facilities for 1.4 million people
  • Social housing for 7,200 internally displaced people

Support to Private Sector

WB EDIF

The Western Balkans Enterprise Development & Innovation Facility

  • €44.2m in financing for SMEs
  • 325 SMEs supported in Bosnia and Herzegovina
EFSE

European Fund for Southeast Europe

  • €751.1m sub-loan investments since inception
  • 199,262 sub-loans provided since inception
  • 143 technical assistance projects since inception
GGF

Green for Growth Fund

  • €29.1m sub-loan investments since inception
  • 142,262 MWh/yr primary energy savings
  • 45,029 tCO2/yr emissions reduction
REEP+

The Regional Energy Efficiency Programme

  • €11.9m in financing for residential sector (GEFF)
  • €6m in direct financing for private sector

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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Videos

Publications

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From Plan to Action - WBIF Key Achievements 2021
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11-11-2022

From Plan to Action - WBIF Key Achievements 2021

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Establishment of the Klokot (Bihać) Spring Cross Border Sanitary Protection Zones
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09-09-2020

Establishment of the Klokot (Bihać) Spring Cross Border Sanitary Protection Zones

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WBIF July Newsletter 2022
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21-07-2022

WBIF July Newsletter 2022

WBIF July Newsletter 2022

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Partner Financial Organisations

Western Balkan Partners