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Fighting Corruption
September 30, 2019

Through the Judiciary Against Corruption Activity, USAID addresses both external and internal judicial sector weaknesses in fighting corruption. USAID’s implementing partner for this five-year $8 million program is Development Professionals Inc. 

March 28, 2019

GRADISKA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA—A small town of some 50,000 people in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) opened its door to investors and they noticed: Some of Europe’s biggest companies are looking to invest in Gradiska after it rolled out the industrial zone equivalent of the red carpet – a wastewater treatment plant – and became a certifiably ‘business friendly’ town.

March 28, 2019

The temptation to shave numbers and shift funds between accounts leads some companies down the dark road of tax evasion year after year. But some countries are making good progress in fighting such corruption, including Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

March 27, 2019

USAID makes Bosnia attractive to investors, one municipality at a time

Efforts to make small cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) ‘business friendly’ seem to be paying off. London-based Financial Times (FT) included such BiH cities in its 2018/19 report ranking the most promising European cities and regions for investors.

March 26, 2019

It may be worth listening to your colleague describe over coffee how her organization (say, USAID) helped implement international accounting standard IFRS 9 in the banking system of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). To most people, accounting is a dry, boring subject. But reliable numbers, along with money itself, matter.