The official launch of the new EU Programme for local development and employment worth €19m

Mr Marinko Djukic, Director of Republic Agency for SME Development, and his associates were present yesterday in Sarajevo at the launch of the new EU funded Programme for Local Development and Employment worth €19m, organized by the EU Delegation to BiH. The programme aims at enhancing standards of living, creation of job opportunities, social inclusion and improvement of quality of life for citizens in flood affected areas as well in the areas with a large percentage of refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons. 
The new Programme will follow up some of the activities of the EU Floods Recovery Programme to support SMEs and local economic development in flood affected areas. 
In the next three years three partner organisations will implement the Programme – GIZ, UNDP и ILO
UNDP will work with local governance structures to enhance their capacities and create a better environment for the economic advancement of local communities that have been affected by floods but that are also a home for the large number of returnees and internally displaced persons. 
Activities of GIZ will target private sector development, improving the performance and competitiveness of micro, small and medium enterprises in order to improve employment opportunities. 
ILO will develop and implement a series of structural employment enhancement measures working with the relevant authorities at entity and local levels, aimed at decreasing unemployment and increasing employability of a number of specific categories in the partnered local communities. 
The representatives of the Agency evaluated positively the Programme presented and expressed the expectation that the Agency will be involved in the realization of the presented projects as a partner with the implementers.


We are inviting all interested parties to deliver proposal for a position of Public Private Dialogue Specialist in the project Public and private dialogue and partnering, wich realisation has been trusted to Republic Agency for the Development (in following text: Agency), suportted by UNDP Srebrenica Regional Recovery Programme (SRRP), phase 4.

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