The Relevance of Participation of Civil Society Organizations in the Process of Formulation of Development Strategies at the Municipal Level

  • Muamer BezdrobEmail author
  • Daut Bajramović


This study explores CSOs’ participation in a very important managerial process within the public sector - development strategies formulation at the municipal level in the Central Bosnia Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Based on the existing literature on the topic, a theoretical model of CSOs’ relevance within the process of formulation of development strategies was designed. The results obtained by model testing show that the CSO’s proficiency is the very organizational characteristic that makes difference between relevance and irrelevance. Results also showed that situational characteristics of the CSOs have no impact on either CSO’s proficiency or its relevance in the process of formulation of development strategies at the municipal level.


Civil society organization Development strategies Municipalities Citizen participation 


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Author Muamer Bezdrob declares that he has no conflict of interest. Author Daut Bajramović declares that he has no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsAmerican University in Bosnia and HerzegovinaSarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina

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