Despite years of peace, Bosnia and Herzegovina is still scarred by war. The Open Society Fund–Bosnia and Herzegovina works to restore a sense of community and future among the country's young people through programs that promote civic engagement. The fund’s education activities focus on advancing social inclusion, overturning school segregation, and facilitating long-term education reform through initiatives such as the publication of new textbooks that reject ethnic stereotypes.
The fund also seeks to build a local civil society that can give communities an active and effective role in guiding development policies. The fund uses local engagement to advance anticorruption and good governance. The fund has been a leader in promoting Roma inclusion and empowerment. It has assisted in monitoring local governments to ensure they address issues of importance to Roma, provided legal training for Roma, and helped Roma participate in local elections that brought candidates from their communities to office.