Assessment of Philanthropy in Bih

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has requested its Monitoring and Evaluation Support Activity (MEASURE II) to conduct a brief assessment of philanthropy in the country by organizing roundtables with relevant stakeholders. The assessment explored developments and challenges in the philanthropy sector, focusing on the relevant infrastructure, levels of transparency, and opportunities for enhancing the culture of philanthropy in BiH.

To inform the assessment, MEASURE II completed a desk study of secondary documentation and conducted key informant interviews (KIIs) with USAID’s implementing partners and representatives of relevant civil society organizations (CSOs), the corporate sector, and local governments.


The assessment team identified several limitations in preparing for and conducting the assessment, mainly due to the lack of official data on philanthropic funding. Media reports provide the primary data source informing the amounts and instances of philanthropic actions. Since the media reports do not cover all philanthropic giving, the figures presented in the report below represent only rough estimates of these data.

(click on the image to download file)