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Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Fighting Corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Searching for Leadership

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • USAID promotes economic opportunities in the tourism industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina through its April month-long campaign, “Tourism in BiH: Get on board! The possibilities are endless.”

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Rafters wade in waist-deep waters to rescue victims of flooding in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Rafters Save Lives During Flooding in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Man cleans mud from his home after devastating floods of May 2014 in Maglaj, BiH.
Emergency Aid Follows Devastating Bosnian Floods, Landslides
Emin Hodzic (L) and Adnan Mujic present their winning Light Docs business concept at the Balkan startup competition in May 2014.
Youth Startups in Bosnia and Herzegovina Win Top Awards

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.

Related Links

Country Development Cooperation Strategy for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2012-2016 [PDF, 1MB]

U.S. Government Foreign Assistance to Bosnia and Herzegovina

U.S. State Dept. Human Rights Report for 2014

Going Local: Performance and M&E in Bosnia and Herzegovina

World Bank’s Doing Business 2014 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Human Rights Watch World Report 2014: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Transparency International Corruption Perception in Bosnia and Herzegovina


Last updated: September 12, 2014

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

Robert Frasure Street #1
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
387 33 70 40 00
387 33 219 298

USAID Contact

Jeffrey A. Cochrane, Ph.D.
USAID Desk Officer for Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Serbia
SA-44 Room 234-F
, DC 
+1 202 567-4052 (o), +1 202 251-1422 (c)