Development Strategy of the City of Bihać


In 2007, the Municipality of Bihac, in cooperation with the OESC, drew up a “Strategic Development Plan for the Municipality of Bihac” for the period 2008-2013. Considering that the implementation period of this strategic document has expired, the Bihać Municipal Council (MC) has made the “Decision to initiate the process of developing the Strategic Development Plan of the Bihać Municipality for the period 2013-2020. Based on that document, the Mayor appointed the Municipal Development Team (ORT) 1 as the operational and coordinating body responsible for leading the participatory process of developing an integrated development strategy for the municipality of Bihac, based on the principles of sustainable development and social inclusion and in accordance with a standardized planning methodology Local Development in BiH-MiPRO.


The Municipality of Bihac has applied to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for the "Integrated Local Development Project (ILDP)", which is a joint initiative of the Swiss Development Agency (SDC) and UNDP, to develop a local development strategy aimed at harmonizing strategic planning systems in BiH. The Municipality of Bihac was selected to participate in this project, and the "Memorandum of Understanding on the Implementation of the Integrated Local Development Project" was signed by the Mayor and the authorized representative of UNDP on 19.09.2012.
As one of the preparatory actions within the strategic planning process, the adoption of the Decision amending the Decision on initiating the process of drafting the strategic development plan of the Municipality of Bihać for the period 2013-2020. in which the time horizon for which the strategic plan is drawn up changes, that is, the period 2014-2024 is adopted as an amended period. and on 31.12.2013. defines as the deadline for the adoption of the strategic plan.


Following the municipal decisions made and for the purpose of applying the principle of participation, a partnership group was formed which forms the basis for communication between the municipal administration and citizens. The partner group is the basis for communication between the municipal administration and citizens. It is a mechanism for ensuring the participation of socio-economic actors in the strategy-making process and a kind of citizen voice. It was formed at the 1st partner group meeting held on 21.01.2013. years. The invitation to participate in the work of the partner group was delivered to 160 addresses covering all relevant factors of the economic, public and civil sectors. 106 people responded to the call, and the partnership statement was signed by 89 people.

Strategy of the City of Bihać