Growth Oriented Local Development (GOLD)

Collaborating with prime partner Deloitte as part of the USAID/Bosnia Growth Oriented Local Development (GOLD), SSG Advisors is spearheading the development of innovative public-private partnerships that will help local authorities and private sector representatives in BiH to work together to achieve a common goal.

Growth Oriented Local Development (GOLD)

Assisting municipalities to: gain/improve capacity to design, finance and implement Local Economic Development projects; improve their financial management capacity; develop and implement Public-Private transactions and to enhance labor force skills to match private sector needs will lead to new investments, increase in sales and exports and increase in employment opportunities.

USAID’s Growth-Oriented Local Development (GOLD) project is jointly-financed by USAID and the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (Sida). To assist local communities in achieving their economic growth and development goals, the GOLD project:

  • Promotes integrated and inclusive local economic development (LED) planning and implementation – across municipalities, cantons, and entities – in the sectors with the highest potential for rapid, sustainable job growth;
  • Helps unlock the economic potential of municipal assets and promote new investments that support the targeted sectors through public-private partnerships;
  • Engages stakeholders to improve public service delivery and the business enabling environment reforms;
  • Promotes new direct investment and supports competitive supply chains that will create new jobs. To create jobs for youth, the project supports entrepreneurship and works with the private and public sectors to implement vocational education programs that will train youth in skills suitable to the local economy.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Deloitte Consulting LLP

    Development Consulting, Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Deloitte is a globally recognized, U.S.-based professional services organization with a business practice devoted to promoting economic development and poverty reduction in emerging...

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Key Information

LocationBosnia and Herzegovina, Eastern Europe
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2018
  • ValueUSD 2.47 Million