Comparative review and assessment of community governance models in selected countries
Within the project “Strengthening the Role of Local Communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Analitika is conducting a comparative review and analytical assessment of community governance in Serbia, Croatia, Sweden, and Switzerland. The 11-year project is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in BiH and jointly supported by the Government of Switzerland and the Government of Sweden.
The project involves comprehensive research on sub-municipal, territorially-defined community governance units and their functioning in these four countries. Research insights will be compared with community governance practices in BiH with the goal of contributing to a better quality of life of citizens in BiH through increased democratic participation and accountability, enhanced local services and social inclusion by encouraging community-led local development and revitalizing local communities as the places where government comes closest to the people and where citizens can participate in a meaningful manner.
The comparative review will inform concrete future recommendations for a renewed model of community governance in BiH, informed by best practices in the examined countries.