Bosnia and Herzegovina Program Updates

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Last updated: July 12, 2021

Young Entrepreneur Returns from Sweden to Launch IT Startup in Bosnia

July 2018 — Senad Santic was only 4 years old when he and his family fled to Sweden from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in 1993, in the midst of war. Like many other Bosnian diaspora, his family maintained close links to his native city of Mostar, spending most summers there after 1996.

Years later, Santic realized he wanted to connect his friends and business networks in Gothenburg, Sweden, with those in Mostar — and that’s exactly what he did.

Specialized Training Helps Prosecutors Tip the Balance in Fighting Corruption in Bosnia

Pit bulls may be dogs of rare courage, but they must be trained to fight. The same requirement applied to Adnan Tulić, who says the specialized training he received through USAID was the best thing that could have happened for his career as a prosecutor — and, it seems, the worst thing for criminals who cross his path, some of whom are now in jail. 

The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), a custodian of culture for a region torn by ethnic divisions, re-opened its doors to the public on Sept. 15, after a three-year closure due to lack of funding and political disagreements. 

Citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) cite corruption by public officials and institutions as the second worst problem in the country, next to the lack of jobs.

The Tax Administration in the BiH entity of Republika Srpska had run out of physical space to store official documents.

The fiscal sector of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has come a long way since the United States helped restructure the country’s foreign debt right after the war in 1996. But until recently, government institutions relied on outdated manual systems for filing taxes and storing records, involving mounds of paper and waiting in long, slow lines.

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