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The World Bank, together with the EC, played a lead role in supporing country's post-conflict reconstruction and development. With our support, over 20,000 public apartment units and about 2,000 private houses were repaired. Hundreds of kilometers of power and water lines, transmission stations, and thermo and hydro power plants were rehabilitated. About 2,300 kilometers of roads, 41 bridges, three tunnels, and Sarajevo’s International Airport were rebuilt. 82 primary schools were reconstructed, and 24 medical facilities equipped. 550 hectares of new trees were planted, and 210 kilometers of forest roads were reconstructed. About 200,000 jobs were created or supported under two microfinance projects. A review carried out by the Independent Operations Evaluation Department (OED) in 2004 found that the role of the World Bank in reconstruction program in BH was an example of “the Bank at its best”. With BH now set on joining the EU, supporting the process of EU integration has become the overarching theme of the World Bank’s new Country Partnership Strategy, along with competitiveness, environmentally sustainable growth, and social inclusion. Overall, over the last 15 years the World Bank has helped improve people's lives in BH by financing 66 projects in the total amount of about US$ 1.6 billion.

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 2010 
Population, total (millions)3.76
Population growth (annual %)-0.2
Life expectancy at birth, female (years)200978
Life expectancy at birth, male (years)200973
GDP (current US$) (billions)16.88
GDP growth (annual %)0.8
GNI, Atlas method (current US$) (billions)18.01
Inflation, consumer prices (annual %)2009-0.4
Foreign direct investment, net inflows (% of GDP)20091
Unemployment, total (% of total labor force)200823.9
Time required to start a business (days)55
Internet users (per 100 people)52
Data Source: World Development Indicators, World Bank 



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