Good Governance Fund – GGF

The UK Government is providing reform assistance to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine through the Good Governance Fund (GGF). GGF consists of three delivery mechanisms, one of which is the Special Technical Assistance Mechanism. This mechanism is designed to support reforms in two priority areas – good governance and economic development, within which special attention will be paid to the following thematic areas: fight against corruption, improvement of the business environment, justice system reform, key sector reforms (e.g. banking and energy), strengthening the Rule of Law and support to independent media. GGF’s goal is to strengthen political and economic stability and support further poverty reduction and growth.

The first cycle of support lasted three years (starting from 2015), with the available budget determined for each fiscal year. The Special Technical Assistance Mechanism in Serbia is operated by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) UK, together with PwC Serbia and the European Policy Centre (CEP), working closely with the British Embassy in Serbia.

In 2020, the UK Government continued its support to the Eastern Partnership countries and the Western Balkans (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and North Macedonia) in implementing the necessary reforms through the Good Governance Fund (GGF). A special pillar of the GGF is technical assistance to reforms for the development of the business environment and economic management, capacity building in public administration, the fight against corruption and judicial reform, public enterprise reform, and strengthening the media and civil society.

The goal of such support is the greater effectiveness of political and economic institutions in these countries. The plan is to provide this type of support in the next three and a half years (starting in 2020), with the available funds to be determined for each fiscal year. When it comes to Serbia, technical assistance is provided by the company “Tetra Tech” from the United Kingdom, together with the European Policy Centre – CEP, in close cooperation with the British Embassy in Belgrade.

Contact: Ranka Miljenović, Executive Director

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