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  • Students cheer for Bambi wheelchair basketball club for women at event -- #BitnaSam (I am important!) -- to promote women’s empowerment and participation in organized sports in BiH. USAID provided sports wheelchairs for the players.

  • Ambassador Cormack marked the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accord and closed USAID’s campaign, Time Capsule: The Next 20 Years. She and BiH President Izetbegovic sealed a time capsule with 22,000 citizens’ messages of hope for the next 20 years.

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  • Closed for 3 years due to a lack of funding and political disagreements, the BiH National Museum was re-opened after a month-long civil society campaign.

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  • In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, USAID called on citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina to notice and react to discrimination against disabled persons. Anything else is acceptance.

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  • A year after the catastrophic floods in Bosnia-Herzegovina, USAID is still helping citizens rebuild their lives – saving jobs, companies, and farms – and with our new flood housing program, 150 families will finally have a permanent place to call home.

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  • In honor of International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, USAID/Bosnia and Herzegovina reaffirms its unwavering commitment to advancing the human rights of all human beings, including persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

  • USAID Celebrates Women and Girls in March: USAID gives girls a chance to compete, build self-esteem and establish bonds with girls of other religious and ethnic backgrounds through new girls' sports leagues.

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U.S. Army cadets and local students in Travnik, BiH, painting playground fence.
USAID and DOD Work Hand-in-Hand in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Youth Basketball Win Unites All the People of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Youth Basketball Unites the People of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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USAID/BiH Time Capsule Campaign: 20 Years After Dayton, Looking Ahead to the Next 20 Years

About Bosnia and Herzegovina


USAID in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) contributes to U.S. Government objectives in the country by helping BiH progress toward a harmonized economy, effective and transparent government institutions with a strong civil society, and a multi-ethnic, tolerant society.

Helping the country to become a more stable country, closer to Euro-Atlantic integration, is USAID's goal. Reaching this objective includes establishing functional state-level institutions, inclusion of minorities in the political process, compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights, GDP growth, increased economic competitiveness, and a clear strategy for EU accession.

USAID's democracy and governance work in BiH focuses on accountable institutions that meet citizens’ needs. The Agency's economic growth work focuses on a competitive, market-oriented economy that provides better opportunities for all.

Related Links


USAID Flood Recovery Initiative (English Version)

USAID Flood Recovery Initiative (Bosnian Version)

Country Development Cooperation Strategy for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2012-2016 [PDF, 1MB]

U.S. Government Foreign Assistance to Bosnia and Herzegovina

U.S. State Dept. Human Rights Report for 2014

Going Local: Performance and M&E in Bosnia and Herzegovina

World Bank’s Doing Business 2014 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Human Rights Watch World Report 2014: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Transparency International Corruption Perception in Bosnia and Herzegovina


Last updated: August 18, 2016

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

Robert Frasure Street #1
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
387 33 70 40 00
387 33 219 298

USAID Contact

Jeffrey A. Cochrane, Ph.D.
USAID Desk Officer for Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Serbia
SA-44 Room 234-F
, DC 
+1 202 567-4052 (o), +1 202 251-1422 (c)