PEP Bosnia and Herzegovina


Hamlet is a small unit of settlements


The PERA project was based on a set of democratic principles in line with the BiH governmental strategy on local governing to increase the involvement of citizens in the decision making. The timeframe for the direct implementation of the project was 3 years plus the preparation, evaluation and reporting period, thus it covered the period from September 2008 until April 2012.


The original goal of the PERA project was sustainable development of rural villages in BiH, which ultimately would lead to improved quality of life in a number of rural villages in line with observation made by UNDP and NHDR in 2007 . The three-year operational objectives of the PERA project were:

• Structured communication is established and sustained between village councils and Local Governments.

• Measurable positive changes on issues of local governing are verified and documented in the villages.

• Projects of public service nature are completed through the cooperation of villages and local governments within the targeted areas.

• The targeted local governments are actively disseminating the practices established by the project through their municipal association.

Early 2009 a Memorandum of Understanding were signed between PEP International and 20 municipalities to target 3-7 villages within each municipality and jointly work towards the goal of improving the communication with these villages.