Empowering municipalities to provide financial education and debt counselling
Bosnia and Herzegovina,
TARGET GROUP: Municipalities and administrative bodies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the end-borrowers/citizens
OBJECTIVE: Support capacity building, knowledge sharing and handover activities to municipalities and administrative bodies thought the implementation of debt counselling and financial education activities.
ACTIVITIES AND RESULTS:
The project provided advisory services to 28 municipalities and training for 16 municipal advisors who provide debt counselling. A comprehensive debt counselling and financial literacy training manual for municipal advisers was also developed. In addition there was a one day conference for around 100 participants from partner municipalities, being the first conference of its kind in the region. , and the financial and international development cooperation sector attended a conference on debt counselling and financial education for residents, the first conference of its kind in the region. The project was a strong step in assuring the sustainability of continued debt counselling services in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
START: January 2016
END: November 2016
Project partner: Association for Responsible Personal Finance Management “Plus” (U PLUSU), Bosnia and Herzegovina