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March 19, 2015

The Challenge

Full inclusion of women from across society is critical to U.S. foreign policy objectives and imperative for the economic growth and stability of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Women are important as agents of peace, reconciliation, economic development, and stability. Although BiH has made progress in promoting gender equality through legal and institutional frameworks, many BiH women still face numerous challenges to achieving full political, economic, and social participation for themselves and their families. The economic status of BiH women remains low, and women are largely absent from national and local decision-making bodies.

Our Programs

USAID addresses gender equality in BiH through its democracy and governance and economic growth programs. Some of these programs are described below.

March 19, 2015

Despite progress made in reforming the justice sector, rule of law in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) remains weak.

March 19, 2015

Despite progress made in reforming the justice sector, rule of law in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) remains weak.

March 13, 2015

This project, Via Dinarica: A Platform for Sustainable Tourism Development and Local Economic Growth, is a follow-up to our Via Dinarica pilot project, “Walking the Via Dinarica,” that was also co-led by USAID and UNDP, in 2013-2014. As a result of last year’s project, the Via Dinarica was awarded “Best New Trail” in 2014 by Outside Magazine. This activity will further develop the Via Dinarica into a regional tourism destination, which will increase BiH competitiveness in nature-based tourism and promote rural economic development. The activity will establish the Via Dinarica corridor in BiH as a community-owned and -operated tourism product that provides sustainable livelihoods for a range of local businesses along the trail.

March 2, 2015

The main objectives of USAID’s Energy Investment Activity are to help the country attract investment and create jobs in the energy sector. Through this activity, USAID works to revise and align the permitting processes for construction of electricity generation facilities, so they are consistent, transparent and investor friendly throughout the country.

December 29, 2014

The USAID mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina is soliciting quotations from qualified local companies interested in providing public communications services in support of its Engaging Citizens to Demand Economic Progress and Democratic Reform Activity in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Last updated: March 24, 2015

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