Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Population: 3.3 million
  • GDP: €19.6 billion
  • GDP per capita: €5,989
  • Public debt: 35.2% GDP
  • EU candidate: Candidate country since December 2022 

'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 estimated investments of €6.7 billion in the public sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The country has benefited from 82 grants worth over €1.1 billion in technical assistance and investment co-financing. The EU IPA grant support channelled through the WBIF accounts for €1,086 million and covers both technical assistance and investment works. Other donors have also contributed €18 million

€1,104m

Investment grants: €1,031m

Technical assistance: €73m

€6.7bn

€2.2bn

WBIF grants

train

Sustainable transport

€975m

energy

Clean energy

€70.5m

Environment

Environment & climate

€47.4m

Social

Human capital

€11.1m

Digital infrastructure

Digital future

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Private sector competitiveness

Breakdown of support provided below

Total

€1,104m

Achieved results

2009 – 2022

  • 64 km of motorways and 2 cross-border bridges with border crossing facilities built 
  • Improved water and sanitation services for 840,000 people
  • 660,000 people protected from floods
  • 1,026 social housing units built

Expected results

2023 – 2030

  • 152 km of motorways built
  • 1 inland port and 40 km of waterways rehabilitated
  • 182 MW renewable energy generation capacity installed
  • Improved water and sanitation services for 770,000 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

  • €779.9 million in sub-loans since inception
  • 205,361 borrowers since inception
  • 159 projects supported since inception
GGF

Green for Growth Fund

  • €32.6 million sub-loan investments since inception
  • 155,255 MWh/year primary energy savings
  • 49,201 tCO2/year 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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Bosnia and Herzegovina and World Bank sign €8 million grant
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19-06-2024

Bosnia and Herzegovina and World Bank sign €8 million grant

This finances the first phase of development of the waterway on the Sava River

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Spring updates for WBIF factsheets
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15-04-2024

Spring updates for WBIF factsheets

Overviews by WBIF sector, transport corridor and bilateral donor-funded projects are now available.

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Modernisation of Brčko Port is progressing
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08-03-2022

Modernisation of Brčko Port is progressing

The construction works on the WBIF project 'Reconstruction and Modernisation of the River Port of Brčko Phase ...

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Economic and Investment Plan: Endorsed Flagship Investments 2020-2024
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03-07-2024

Economic and Investment Plan: Endorsed Flagship Investments 2020-2024

Flagship investments under the Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans, July 2024.

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WBIF Road Corridor Vc
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15-04-2024

WBIF Road Corridor Vc

WBIF Road Corridor Vc Factsheet (April 2024)

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Continuation of Procurement Assistance for the Flood Risk Management Project in Republika Srpska
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04-04-2023

Continuation of Procurement Assistance for the Flood Risk Management Project in Republika Srpska

Project Fiche for IPF8 subproject – Continuation of Procurement Assistance for the Flood Risk Management Proje...

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Partner Financial Organisations

Western Balkans Partners