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December 23, 2014

BACKGROUND

The USAID Political Process Support in Serbia Project is a five-year program to develop the institutional capacity of political parties, the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia (NARS), targeted governmental institutions and civil society to advance key reforms, enhance the policy development process, improve accountability, increase civic engagement, and support democratic elections.

PARTNERS AND ACTIVITIES

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) advances dialogue on key political and electoral reforms and supports institutions tasked with the implementation of and compliance with reform legislation.  It strengthens political parties and democratic representation, encourages better linkages between parliamentarians and constituents, and helps marginalized groups engage in political processes.

USAID Launches Guide to Reform Serbia's Construction Permitting Process
June 27, 2013

Belgrade, June 2013 – The USAID Business Enabling Project (BEP) today released a guide to streamline Serbia's construction permitting process by eliminating unnecessary government agency clearances, establishing one-stop shops, adopting a computerized platform, and introducing risk-based construction permitting. 

Minister of Construction and Urbanism Velimir Ilić and U.S. Ambassador Michael D. Kirby both voiced their support for construction permit reforms. 

From left to right: Ambassador Michael D. Kirby, Minister of Regional Development and Local Self-Government Verica Kalonović, NA
June 21, 2013

 

Belgrade, June 2013 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Agency for Regional Development (NARD) launched the Private Sector Development Project to strengthen private sector firms in 12 economically depressed South and Southwest Serbian municipalities.

USAID's Civil Society Forward Announces Partners and Objectives
June 6, 2013

BELGRADE, June 2013 – USAID's Civil Society Forward named nine core partners and introduced two preselected grantees to build long-term democratic and social reforms in Serbia by strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs).

USAID Study Finds that Reducing Serbia's 'Shadow Economy' could Increase Tax Revenues by 33 Billion Dinars in 3 years
March 20, 2013

Belgrade, March 2013 – The "shadow economy," in which businesses are avoiding taxes and skirting regulations, has decreased less in Serbia than in 11 Central and Eastern European countries, according to the most comprehensive study of its kind to be conducted in Serbia during the past 15 years. 

U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Michael Kirby at the opening of a Halal shop in Belgrade
February 27, 2013

Belgrade, February 2013 - A group of food producers from Southwest Serbia opened Belgrade's first halal shop with support provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Serbia's Office of Development of Underdeveloped Regions.

U.S. Ambassador Michael D. Kirby, Serbian Minister without a Portfolio Sulejman Ugljanin, Serbian Halal Agency Director Mustafa Jusufspahić, and "Keepers of Tradition" President Murat Zornić inaugurated the shop, which features goods from 11 food producers from Southwestern Serbia.

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