USAID Welcomes New Mission Director to Bosnia and Herzegovina

USAID Welcomes New Mission Director to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Peter Duffy.

For Immediate Release

Thursday, October 8, 2015
October 7, 2015, Sarajevo – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce the arrival of its newly appointed USAID Mission Director for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Peter Duffy.
As Mission Director, Duffy oversees the largest portion of the U.S. Government’s civilian assistance budget to BiH, totaling $28 million in 2015. His arrival signals the U.S. Government’s ongoing commitment to our bilateral relationship and to promoting the country’s Euro-Atlantic integration by fostering more effective and accountable institutions that meet citizens’ needs and creating a competitive, market-oriented economy that provides better economic opportunities for all citizens.
Prior to his appointment Duffy served as a Deputy Mission Director at USAID/Afghanistan. His past assignments include Director of the Program Office at USAID/Afghanistan, where he oversaw strategic planning, donor coordination, and monitoring and evaluation for the USAID’s overall portfolio of projects, than Program Office Director for the USAID Mission to Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. He also previously served in Kosovo and Pakistan.
“I am eager to direct the USAID mission here in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a beautiful country with a rich blend of culture and heritage and vast natural resources. Over the next three years, under my leadership, USAID will continue to support efforts to create a better business environment, provide more economic opportunities, strengthen rule of law, and promote democratic principles to improve the lives of BiH citizens,” Duffy said.  
To date, the U.S. Government, primarily through USAID, has provided more than $1.6 billion in assistance to support economic, democratic and social progress in BiH.