About PLOD Centre

PLOD CENTER BIHAĆ – Center for promotion of local development is a citizens' association founded in 2007 with an aim to contribute to a faster and more efficient economic development and creation of a better business environment in the area of Bihac Municipality  and the Una-Sana Canton, as well as to ensure expert support to governmental, non-governmental and private sector in the process of development and EU integration.

PLOD Center operates in the North-West Region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with primary focus on the Una-Sana Canton (USC) and Bihać Municipality. PLOD Center established strategic partnerships with the municipalities, public companies, non-governmental organizations as well as intensive cooperation with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from the area of the Una-Sana Canton. Through implementation of development projects, PLOD Center established active cooperation with the Delegation of European Union to B&H (DEU), United States Agency for Development (USAID), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), foreign embassies and consulates in B&H, and other organizations inside and outside of B&H working in sectors of local and regional economic development.

MISSION:

To contribute to a faster economic development and creation of a better business environment in the area of the Una-Sana Canton through:

  • creation and implementation of development projects and programs for governmental and private sectors;
  • promotion of local communities and region;
  • strengthening competitiveness of small and medium enterprises in the area of the Una-Sana Canton and their promotion;
  • and counseling support to public sector and entrepreneurs in the process of development and EU integration.

VISION:

To become leading development center that encourages socio-economic growth in the area of Bihac Municipality and the Una-Sana Canton by its projects and expert assistance.

VISION:

About PLOD Centre

Sector for strategic planning

The task of Sector for strategic planning is to coordinate activities on creation and update of local economic development strategies, as well as participation in implementation and coordination of activities and projects in the field of entrepreneurship, tourism, environmental protection, agriculture, infrastructure and social inclusion financed by donor funds.

One of the key activities of the Sector is creation of cooperation concept with local and international partners, as well as coordination of activities regarding cooperation with EU representatives, local and international organizations, and finding funding sources for proposed projects, and their promotion.

Sector for project implementation

The task of Sector for project implementation is implementation, monitoring, and coordination of activities and projects in the field of entrepreneurship, tourism, environmental protection, agriculture, infrastructure, and social inclusion in the Una-Sana Canton, based on established partnerships and contractual relationship with each individual organization/institution, as well as active promotion of projects.

Activities of the Sector include monitoring of projects and transfer of knowledge to local stakeholders in the process of projects implementation funded by international donors, in accordance with prescribed procedures.

Sector for development of small and medium enterprises

The main task of Sector for development of small and medium enterprises is creation of a better business environment for development of entrepreneurship which will have stimulating effect on establishment of new and development of existing small and medium enterprises in the area of the Una-Sana Canton, thus creation of new jobs.

The Sector is responsible for organization and consulting services to small and medium enterprises in the area of the Una-Sana Canton with an aim to strengthen their competitiveness and development (information on available financing sources, creation of business plans, investment projects, economic and financial projections, creation of marketing plan, business matchmaking, etc.).

The Sector actively participates in promotion of small and medium enterprises in the area of the Una-Sana Canton.

Finance and administration sector

Finance and administration sector performs general, administrative, and personnel issues, prepares financial and other plans necessary for operations, and coordinates plans of revenues and expenditures with other sectors, for the purposes of rational disposal of available resources. Employees of this sector prepare financial, accounting and other reports necessary for decision-making process of PLOD management.

The Sector provides necessary legal, financial and technical support regarding implementation of procurement procedures, preparation of legal documents and provides operational support to the management.