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August 11, 2014

Project Snapshot
Total Funding:  $50,000 
Project Duration:  May 2014 – May 2015
Implementing Partner:  Dajte Nam Sansu (Give Us a Chance) Association 

The Challenge
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.

January 29, 2014
Sarajevo, January 28, 2014 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is highlighting the impact and potential benefits of corporate social responsibility (CRS) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) this month under the theme “Corporate Social Responsibility Is Just Good Business.” 
 
January 22, 2014
Since 1996 the American people have contributed more than $1.6 billion to improve the lives of the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina and help lay the foundations for the country’s future. USAID’s assistance has helped the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
 
Rebuild
  • Completed 1,600 infrastructure repair projects, worth $372 million.
  • Repaired bridges in Brcko, Brod, Dubica and Novi Grad.
  • Restored power plants, ensuring a stable power supply to 1 million people.
January 13, 2014
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 13, 2014 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is pleased to announce that throughout the month of January, USAID/BiH is highlighting the impact and potential benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR), under the theme “Corporate Social Responsibility Is Just Good Business.” 
 
December 18, 2013
 
Mission Director David Barth and BiH Minister of Finance Nikola Spiric signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Dec. 11, 2013.  This marks the beginning of a new relationship between USAID and the BiH government. 
 
“Since the end of the war, USAID has stood with the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina in rebuilding the country, but our work together is not done. This MOU represents a new partnership that will help to implement local solutions in accountable and responsible ways,” Director Barth said at the signing.
 
December 17, 2013

Elma Bukvic Jusic, Development Assistance M&E Specialist for USAID in Bosnia and Herzegovina, discusses her more than 17 years of USAID experience, use of performance reporting M&E, and how local implementers fit in to the process with “Performance Reporting: Let the Data Speak." More...

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