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March 2, 2015

Project Snapshot:

Total Funding: $5.47 million

Project Duration: September 2014 – 2019

Implementing Partner: Advanced Engineering Associates International

The Challenge

The energy sector is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) most important export sectors and engines for economic growth. The sector also has key relevance for the country’s accession to the European Union (EU) and energy security in the Western Balkans. BiH could more than double its electricity production if it capitalized on its potential for hydroelectric power, used renewable energy sources, implemented energy efficiency measures and built more thermal power plants. To date, however, a number of obstacles – political and bureaucratic, and the absence of a market-oriented environment – have driven away even the most determined investors.

Our Program

September 8, 2014

The heaviest rainfall in recorded history caused widespread floods and some 2,000 landslides across Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in May 2014, destroying everything in their path and affecting one-quarter of the country’s population. Bridges, roads and other infrastructure were damaged extensively. Some 80,000 homes were lost or damaged. Businesses and farms incurred minor to total losses of crops and animals, places of business, inventories, equipment and machinery, and most businesses were still not functioning three months later. Damages and losses are estimated at more than $2 billion. New flooding in early August was a setback to recovery efforts, and in some areas was more damaging than the May floods.

August 11, 2014

As a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is obliged to improve the quality of life of children and other persons with disabilities. But the state does little to fulfill its duty and responsibility to this group of citizens. As a result there is a lack of institutional support services for families of children with physical or developmental disabilities. Having to care for a child or other person with a disability precludes their ability to have a job outside the home, go to school, or have any kind of social or personal life. These caretakers – usually the mothers – become psychologically and physically exhausted, with no end or even temporary relief in sight.

June 12, 2014

Country Profile 

Winners of USAID/BiH country-wide children’s essay contest to raise public awareness of children’s rights in BiH. The theme of the essay contest was: 

June 3, 2014

United States Agency for International Development in Sarajevo is announcing a vacancy for USAID Development Program Specialist (Budget Analyst) in the Program and Project Office in Sarajevo

 

14-04, USAID Development Program Specialist (Budget Analyst), Position Grade: FSN-10, Salary range: 51,900.00 – 72,661.00 KM/year

May 19, 2014

USAID requests expressions of interest from organizations having the requisite skills to take part in the planned Marginalized Populations Support Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is estimated to be $5 million over three years.

 

Response Date: May 27, 2014, 15:00 hrs CEST

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