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March 30, 2015

Project Snapshot

Total Funding:  $10.7 million
Duration:  September 2014 – September 2019
Implementing Partner:  IMPAQ International

The Challenge

USAID is committed to key principles and practices that foster a results-oriented culture within the Agency, and makes every effort to ensure strong oversight of its assistance to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Rigorous monitoring and evaluation (M&E)  is a major focus of USAID reforms to improve transparency, accountability and learning as a part of the Agency’s USAID/Forward effort. Instilling these values into USAID projects in BiH requires a dedicated team of M&E experts. Local companies, however, lack the capacity to fill this role. They, too, need to learn and integrate such values and functions to conduct independent analysis of economic and political challenges and policies in BiH.

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...

November 27, 2013

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. 

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