BELGRADE - USAID and the Supreme Cassation Court of the Republic of Serbia met with the presidents of all Serbian courts at the Palace of Justice. Chief Justice Dragomir Milojevic presented the National Backlog Reduction Plan, which calls for an 80 percent reduction within the next five years of the nearly 1.75 million old cases that have been plaguing the Serbian court system. “This goal may be ambitious but it is attainable with a lot of hard work by judges,” he said, encouraging court presidents to use the methods that have already proven to be successful by ten USAID pilot courts.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Agency for Regional Development (NARD) will officially launch the Private Sector Development Project in Leskovac on Friday, December 6, to strengthen companies in 12 economically depressed municipalities in south and southwest Serbia.
Belgrade, November 2013 – USAID’S third annual survey of 1,000 Serbian businesses found that Serbian executives believe the business environment in Serbia improved slightly during 2013, though lengthy and expensive regulatory procedures continue to harm their companies' competitiveness.
Belgrade, November 2013 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has begun directly funding Serbian organizations to strengthen their capacity and to use USAID assets more efficiently.
USAID recently awarded grants to five Serbian organizations, recognizing their increased capabilities and placing full responsibility for managing the programs in their hands:
· A 15-month, $248,800 grant to Civic Initiatives to improve the status of youth and reduce their marginalization in southern and southwestern Serbia;
Belgrade, October 2013 – The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded the Trag Foundation an 18-month, $235,000 grant to improve the policy framework for delivering crucial social services for the elderly, persons with disabilities and children, as well as other vulnerable groups.
Last updated: September 12, 2014