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Transforming Lives

Sulejman Abazović, youth leader and peace activist in Bistrica, stands next to images of local youth working together to improve their communities.

The situation in Bistrica was pretty bad, but it is slowly improving, and communication and cooperation among youth now is impressive,” said Sulejman Abazović, a young resident of that community, with a smile.

Zurnal’s ‘TV Affair’ cover page for documentaries uncovering corruption.

Over the past few years, a small, independent media outlet has been—bit-by-bit and story-by-story—pulling back the curtain that has hidden corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) since the war in the 1990s.

USAID played a major role in the final passage of the Federation of BiH's Energy Efficiency Law.

You might not see how energy efficiency has an effect on you, your life or business, but you will feel it. You will feel it because saving energy is one of the few things that can save you money, improve the economy, protect the environment, strengthen energy security, and enhance the overall quality of life.

Subsidiaries of ASA Prevent Group in Sarajevo achieved significant savings after switching electricity suppliers.

July 2017—Electricity supply: Few really think about it much until their lights (or their television) go dark. But having a choice in who supplies electricity has won fans in the private sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) who are racking up cost savings that could turn into investment and much-needed jobs.

Julijana and Bernard Ticinovic of Livno who fought corruption in public procurement -- and finally won.

Non-transparent public procurement awards are common in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). More than 75 percent of all public procurements were conducted behind closed doors, through direct negotiations, in 2015. This year, however, one company that fought the corrupt process finally won damages from a local government.