Bosnia and Herzegovina Program Updates

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Last updated: October 13, 2021

April 16, 2018

The ‘Lično (Personal): Portraits of War Victims’ exhibition is the work of Bosnian photographer Velija Hasanbegovic. These photos serve as symbols of humanity and courage and a powerful, permanent reminder of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) collective will to survive the 1992-1995 war, even today. The war victims featured refuse to let bitterness and pain get the better of them, opting instead to transform their traumatic experiences into wisdom. Each photo is accompanied by text written by the individual, such as:

April 11, 2018

USAID’s Monitoring and Evaluation project (MEASURE) provided the latest in its extensive series of training to develop a local cadre of local research experts that can conduct independent, high-quality, evidence-based evaluations for policy- and other decision-making in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

January 29, 2018

Press freedom is under threat in the Balkans. Political-economic interests have captured much of the mainstream media sector through opaque ownership structures, direct state support, and consolidated advertising markets, substantially limiting competition in the media marketplace and the public’s access to objective, balanced reporting.

November 10, 2015

USAID is a leading donor agency in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and manages more than half of the total U.S. assistance program there. It is also a leader in coordinating efforts with other U.S. Government and international partners to scale development impact.

Newly trained and hired workers of the Prevent Step factory in Bugojno, Bosnia and Herzegovina

August 2018 — Emina Subašić is one of 100 unemployed people receiving the chance to learn new skills to get a good job — and stay in Bugojno, in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, where they have family, friends and history. For Subašić, the training has made all the difference.