The National Recovery and Resilience Plan 2021-2026 (NRPP) is the key document for usage of funds available to the Republic of Croatia within the framework of the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism which was designed for the purpose of enabling fastest possible recovery of the European economy from the downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The total estimated value of NRPP investments, expressed in kuna, excluding VAT, amounts to 48.2 billion HRK. The NRPP consists of 76 reforms and 146 investments, and was adopted by the Government of the Republic of Croatia and approved by the European Commission in July 2021.

The Croatian Recovery and Resilience Plan is harmonised with national strategic development documents, as well as with European priorities focused on the digital and green transition based on the modernization of the economy and society in relation with greater investment in innovation and new technologies. The priorities have been transferred into the binding framework of the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism, which determines that more than 20% of the approved funds should be directed to digital transformation through investments and reforms, whilst a minimum of 37% of the funds should be directed to green transition and fight against climate change. One of the main objectives of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan is contribution to the accelerated economic growth of all areas of the Republic of Croatia.

Planned reforms, measures and investments harmonised with the aforementioned established framework and specific development requirements of the Republic of Croatia are structured in accordance with five components and one initiative which were selected as key intervention fields in the forthcoming period. The development paths of the Republic of Croatia determined by the relevant strategic acts as well as the current economic situation on the ground caused by the COVID 19 pandemic were also taken into consideration. One or more subcomponents were established within each component. The components of NRPP cover five important fields which would contribute to the improvement of life quality of both individuals and entire communities through their implementation.

In accordance with the Decision on the Management and Monitoring System for the Implementation of Activities under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan 2021-2026, the Central Finance and Contracting Agency (CFCA) was appointed as the implementing body for a total of 50 investments within the framework of four components, i.e. five sub-components of the NRRP. The total estimated cost of the investments for which the CFCA is the implementing body amounts to 14,421,474,864 HRK.

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