Development Managment Unit
Development Management Unit of the City of Doboj was established in 2013. Its status has been defined within the Department of Strategic Planning, European Integrations and Local Economic Development. As per the Decision on its establishing, brought by the City Administration of the City of Doboj, strategic planning and economic development issues within the Department are dealt with by two departments: Department of Strategic planning and investments and Department of Local economic development.
The purpose of this Unit is to systematically contribute to decrease in unemployment and improvement of life quality of citizens of Doboj. This Unit is, within the City Administration, a key stakeholder and a coordinator of tasks and activities aimed at improvement of development processes within the City territory, through:
- design and realization of the Integrated Local Development Strategy;
- search for donor funds for development projects;
- search for and attraction of local and foreign investors;
- improvement and promotion of favourable economic conditions.
The Unit performs the duties of preparation, design and implementation of Strategy and Revised Integrated Local Development Strategy of the City of Doboj, design and monitoring of annual action plans and preparation of periodic reports on realization. This Unit manages and coordinates the work of City of Doboj Development Team. Strategic planning is performed with the use of MiPRO methodology following integrated and transparent approach to planning intended to include, through sector work groups, representatives of public, civil and business sector. Integrated Strategy being a result of this process is consisted of three key sectors:
- economic sector;
- social sector;
- environmental protection.
The Unit cooperates with relevant development-oriented units at RS Government and its Ministries in order to include strategic priorities of Doboj into strategic documents and priorities for financing at RS level as well as with Directorate for European Integrations and Ministries at BiH Council of Ministers in order to include strategic priorities of Doboj into strategic documents and priorities for financing at BiH level, especially through EU funds for BiH.
It coordinates with the Departments of City Administration, authorized ministries at entity and state level, international organizations, public institutions, companies and citizens’ associations, exchanges information of necessary and available financial resources from the City budget, donor funds, loans and funds from external sources.
It analyses needs, prepares and implements investment and donor projects from the domain of economic development, tourism, social development, environmental protection, agriculture and rural development. It exchanges information with other development-oriented stakeholders on on-going public calls for development-oriented projects, participates in the design of project proposals and in the realization of projects implemented by other development-oriented stakeholders. It provides co-financing funds for development-oriented projects from the City budget.
It actively participates in creation of favourable investment climate in the area of the City and using various mechanism attracts local and foreign investors. It continuously communicates with local businessmen and potential investors from the country and from abroad. It creates questionnaires, conducts public polls (online or offline) – analyses of business climate in aim to improve economy in the City. It organizes visits to investment sites. It assists local companies to increase their businesses by advising their managers how to use subsidies for various purposes such as attraction of direct foreign investments and increase of employment rate.
It participates in collection of data concerning subsidies in economy and agriculture. It delivers information to stakeholders and provides information on type of subsidies used and the profile of users. It provides information on available “start-up” programmes. It creates and updates list of fairs and manifestations interesting for businessmen providing them with all relevant info on their participation.
It analyses market conditions finding possibilities to start development-oriented projects. It cooperates with authorized employment bureau. It provides information to the unemployed people on self-employment possibilities, on the investors’ needs, etc.
It performs the duty of a technical support to the Economic Council of the City of Doboj. It delivers invitations to the meetings of the Economic Council, drafts Minutes and delivers it to the EC members. It plays an active role in the preparation and monitoring of realization of Capital investments plan coordinating all accompanying activities.
It prepares and proposes the content of promotion material (brochures, leaflets, CDs, web presentation tools, Guide for Investors.) in local, English and other languages related to the promotion of economic climate. In cooperation with authorized Department, it creates and updates a Guide for issuance of building permit, in a local, English and other languages. It organizes distribution of promotion material using promotion manifestations, fairs and economic exhibitions, informative campaigns on the significance of local and foreign investments and promotion of business concept affecting local community development and the environment. It prepares info for press conferences and provides updated info on economic activities to the media.
It implements and coordinates activities within the BFC SEE certification process as an instrument for the evaluation of a local community capacities in terms of its investment potentials, infrastructure, public services and information it offers to potential investors and existing economy.
This Unit manages all activities related to collection of data and documentation other organizational units of the City administration are obliged to provide to it in order to implement certification process in all 6 phases which includes recertification three years after a reward. It is a key instrument for the monitoring of BFC standards being constantly implemented in the City of Doboj Administration.