USAID launches 'Get Out the Vote' campaign for the BiH general elections, under the slogan "Vote, or face the consequences.” The campaign highlights the challenges faced by BiH people and the inaction of governing institutions, urging citizens to vote.
Fighting Corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Searching for Leadership
Four graduates of USAID youth mentorship program win first and second place in a regional competition for startup business ideas, and head to London tech conference.
To help flood-affected families in BiH, the U.S. Government, primarily through USAID, has committed $14.7 million for humanitarian aid and rescue boats, and to rebuild infrastructure, restart businesses and restore agricultural production.
USAID waved the biggest LGBT flag of all by illuminating U.S. Embassy Sarajevo in rainbow colors to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO).
USAID's new project Fair Play, Fair Childhood: Bringing BiH Children Together through Sports promotes reconciliation among BiH youth and spectators through basketball leagues and other organized sports throughout the country.
About Bosnia and Herzegovina
USAID in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) contributes to U.S. Government objectives in the country by helping BiH progress toward a harmonized economy, effective and transparent government institutions with a strong civil society, and a multi-ethnic, tolerant society.
Helping the country to become a more stable country, closer to Euro-Atlantic integration, is USAID's goal. Reaching this objective includes establishing functional state-level institutions, inclusion of minorities in the political process, compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights, GDP growth, increased economic competitiveness, and a clear strategy for EU accession.
USAID's democracy and governance work in BiH focuses on accountable institutions that meet citizens’ needs. The Agency's economic growth work focuses on a competitive, market-oriented economy that provides better opportunities for all.
Last updated: September 25, 2014