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USAID/BiH Mission Director David Barth on corruption, other challenges faced by BiH citizens.
September 10, 2014

Good morning everyone. I see that most, if not all prosecutors from BiH Prosecutor’s Offices, have come to this conference. This is very encouraging since the topics you will discuss today are critical in reducing corruption, political patronage and crime; all three cited as the key problems facing the citizens.

I want to acknowledge and commend the presence of the new President of the HJPC, Mr. Tegeltija, along with Mr. Goran Salihovic, Chief Prosecutor of the BiH Prosecutor’s Office. Thank you both for attending this timely event. Timely, because BiH is a nation in grave danger and you, as Prosecutors, can play a significant role in helping to get this great country back on track. In fact, we look to you for leadership.

Now I could do the easy thing and just say wonderful things about all that we accomplished under this USAID-funded project. But that would make me feel like a hypocrite. I instead want to take a moment to speak about those things we did not accomplish together with this project – about how much more work we have to do together.

USAID/ Bosnia -Herzegovina is seeking partnership(s) with other donors to implement a new Local Government Support Activity (LGSA) and solicits comments from all stakeholders on the draft concept note. The overall goal of LGSA is to strengthen local government’s ability to deliver public services.

USAID/BiH Request for Quotation No.: SOL-168-14-000008
USAID/Bosnia and Herzegovina is seeking quotations from qualified local firms for a turnkey project for retrofit of heating, domestic hot water and air-heating (ventilation) systems at the Franciscan Monastery in Fojnica. 
Deadline for Receipt of Questions: April 29, 2014, Close of Business Sarajevo local time 
RFQ Closing Date & Time: May 22, 2014, Close of Business Sarajevo local time  

Fifteen years after a brutal war, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) still must ensure political stability, foster a national identity, and create a single economic space. BiH struggles to perform basic governmental functions and has not transitioned to full sovereignty given the remaining outstanding conditions needed for closure of the Office of the High Representative (OHR). OHR is an ad hoc international institution created by the Dayton Peace Accords (DPA) and responsible for overseeing the implementation of civilian aspects of the DPA which ended the war in BiH.


Last updated: September 12, 2014

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