Since 2001, USAID has invested over $708 million in Serbia to promote democracy and governance and stimulate economic growth. This is part of the $865 million in total assistance from the USG. USAID’s program budget in 2013 is $18.9 million.
This strategy, following Washington guidance, sets forth the path of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) critical assistance delivery for Serbia in preparation of a possible last year of bilateral funding in FY 2017. It conforms to and supports the goals of both the post’s draft Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) as well as those contained in the Joint Regional Strategy 2014- 2016 of the State Department Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) and the USAID Europe and Eurasia (E&E) Bureau. The strategy is aligned with host-country priorities, U.S.
Belgrade, August 2013 – The MLADGRAD 2013 Award was presented by Civic Initiatives today to the municipalities of Pirot and Priboj, Youth.rs website founder and Obrenovac activist Duško Krstić.
Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to the municipalities of Ivanjica and Raška, the Bečej Youth Association, and the Eureka Kruševac Association. A special prize for contributions to improving the position of marginalized youth was presented to the Belgrade Municipality of Zvedzdara and the Pirot E Publika Association.
USAID’s Sustainable Local Development Project is a five-year project supporting local governments, businesses and civil society to increase their efficiency and achieve economies of scale through Inter-Municipal Cooperation (IMC) aimed at accelerating economic growth. The project’s core activities are focused on supporting inter-municipal partners to add jobs and reduce unemployment in regional economies. The project provides technical assistance, grants and subcontracts.
The Small Enterprise Assistance Fund (SEAF) is a global investment firm focused on providing growth capital and operational support to businesses in emerging markets that are underserved by traditional sources of capital. SEAF selectively makes structured debt and equity investments in locally owned enterprises with high growth potential. Based in Washington D.C., SEAF invests in more than 18 countries around the world through an international network of 24 private equity funds in Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
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