Capital Zagreb
Population 3.6 million
Life Expectancy 77.96
Access to clean water 97%
Adult literacy 98.7%
Under five mortality 18.62 per 1,000 live births
GDP per head (US$ PPP) $6,000

Our Joint Programmes

Closing the Chapter: Social Inclusion and Conflict Transformation in War-Affected Areas of Croatia
More than 20 years after Croatia's war of independence, many communities there still suffer the social exclusion and economic deprivation characteristic of war-affected areas. This Joint Programme pioneered a model for socio-economic recovery that integrated community decision-making through projects based on shared needs and interests. This introduced peace building into existing local structures that provide social services, education, community policing, justice and job creation.


Increase of self-employment opportunities for women

The Hrvatska Dubica Women Association gathers some 30 women from different ethic groups in the war-affected town of Hrvatska Dubica in continental Croatia. The town was heavily affected by the war in the early nineties and is now on a slow path of recovery. Security issues and inter-ethnic conflicts are a thing of the past for Dubica’s inhabitants, but a full economic recovery is still far from completion.


Teachers and children against violence

The Elementary School “Brace Ribar”, the largest elementary school in Sisak, is one of 280 schools that joined a MDG-F-supported project “Protecting children from violence” in Croatia. The school has joined the mentor based system of education of teachers and other school employees on the prevention, recognition and reaction to peer violence in late 2009. The school is currently implementing violence prevention and conflict resolution standards that are very visible, not only in classrooms and corridors of the school building, but also among the staff and students.