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.”
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.
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...
As a country in transition, postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) still needs to ensure political stability, foster a national identify, and create a single economic space. While over 50% of GDP goes to support the public sector, the country struggles to perform basic governmental functions and has not transitioned to full sovereignty. The country remains deeply divided along ethnic lines, and these divisions inflame distrust and impede progress in virtually every socio-political and economic area.
Total Funding: $1.2 million*
Start Date: July 2011
End Date: July 2016
Implementing Partner: Partner Microcredit Foundation
*Co-sponsored by the Partner Microcredit Foundation in the amount of $228,150.
Last updated: September 12, 2014