Bosnia and Herzegovina Program Updates

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Last updated: October 13, 2021

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.

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. 

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