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SUNY/CID Helps Improve Regulatory Framework for Public-Private Partnership in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Press Conference to present the Central Bosnia PPP Catalogue

SUNY/CID’s USAID-funded project "Strengthening Government Institutions and Processes (SGIP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina" improved the regulatory framework for public-private partnerships in three of the country’s administrative divisions (cantons): Zenica-Doboj, Tuzla and Central Bosnia. SGIP provided assistance and expert support to each of the three cantons to draft its own Law on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and implementing legislation. The SUNY project also helped all three cantons to identify potential PPPs in the fields of infrastructure, health, education and waste management and to create catalogues showcasing these investment opportunities to foreign and domestic investors. The three cantons identified 125 ready-for-development PPP projects with a combined value of nearly half a billion Euro.

Press Conference to present the Central Bosnia PPP Catalogue.

Press Conference to present the Central Bosnia PPP Catalogue.

In Tuzla and Central Bosnia, SUNY scaled up a technical assistance model that had been successfully pioneered in Zenica-Doboj Canton and used group training that allowed Zenica-Doboj representatives to share their experience. SUNY then organized public consultations on the draft legislation to make sure citizens and private sector representatives had a chance to comment on the new process. After the laws were adopted, SUNY organized public consultations in major municipalities to assist the cantons to identify the potential projects and prepare the catalogues. Cantonal PPP legal frameworks and PPP Catalogues are available at the cantonal governments' websites not only in local language, but also in English and in German.

Zenica-Doboj is moving forward with two of its projects: an energy efficiency project in five schools and a brand-new interventional cardiology facility. SUNY/CID is proud to have been a part of the changes that make these new investments possible.

See more of SUNY/CID's work in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Posted December 12, 2018