Bosnia and Herzegovina is an upper middle-income country which has accomplished a great deal since the mid-1990s. Today, it is an EU potential candidate country and is now embarking on a new growth model amid a period of slow growth and the global financial crisis.
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95 kilometers to the north, in the town of Mostar, Jasna Zilic also works in a bakery making and selling Burek. She also began working at this job after many years of being unemployed.“I was unemploye... Show More +d for ten years,” says Zilic.“Four years ago I started working here. It is great working here. Since I have two children I really needed to work.”Both Milena and Jasna have more in common than their livelihoods. Both women began working after receiving help from an employment agency as part of the Social Safety Nets and Employment Support Project (SSNESP) - a $22 million joint project between the World Bank Group and the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Show Less -