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"As a Programmer, I Know Anything Is Possible."

Learn how the MarketMakers project has helped generate jobs for young people
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Labeling the [Balkans]

Balkans, Western Balkans or Southeast Europe? Or maybe even European Western Balkan? We asked our experts what name is best for the region that includes Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

Helvetas in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vocational training has helped young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina get ahead in the job market. Now we are supporting the development of new labor markets.

Selected Projects

HELVETAS BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
Helvetas Eastern Europe Unit
Maulbeerstr. 10
3010 Bern
Switzerland

Phone: +41 31 385 10 10
E-Mail: easterneurope@helvetas.org

Our Topics

Skills Development and Education

Lack of education perpetuates inequality because poor countries cannot compete economically without a skilled workforce.

Gender and Social Equity

Helvetas makes sure that our work actively and meaningfully includes and supports the most disadvantaged groups.

Sustainable and Inclusive Economies

Economic growth does not always benefit the poor and poverty is bad for growth. We need to make a proactive effort to break this vicious cycle.

Where and How We Work

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Where we work

Helvetas helps people in some thirty different countries to actively improve their living conditions. Find out more about our work in each of these countries.

Our Working Principles and Approaches

We strive for a fairer world in which everyone can fulfill their basic needs. We support people in taking charge of improving their livelihoods sustainably.

Advocacy

Sustainable development only works within the right policy framework. Helvetas advocates for dialog with political decision-makers.

Our work in other countries in Eastern Europe

About the Helvetas country program in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Helvetas Bosnia-Herzegovina is part of a network of independent development organizations. With head offices in Switzerland, Germany and the USA, Helvetas is working in 29 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. We bring about real change in the lives of over three million disadvantaged people every year. We implement development projects in the areas of water and sanitation, agriculture and nutrition, education, economic development, democracy and peace, and climate and the environment. Helvetas also provides emergency response after disasters.

Helvetas - a partner for true change
Truly changing lives
Change takes place where people have decided to break new ground. Teófilo Caraballo, for example. He made it possible for his family to drink clean water from their own tap.