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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 SIGNS AGREEMENT LAUNCHING NEW DIRECT-FUNDING PROGRAM WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF SERBIA'S OFFICE FOR COOPERATION WITH CIVIL SOC
February 14, 2014

Belgrade – On Friday, February 14, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed an agreement launching the second government-to-government assistance program between the United States and Serbia.  Ms. Ivana Ćirković, Director of the Office for Cooperation with Civil Society, H.E. Michael D. Kirby, U.S. Ambassador to Serbia, and Ms. Susan K. Fritz, USAID/Serbia Mission Director participated in the signing.  

USAID and the Supreme Cessation Court Present National Backlog Reduction Plan
January 28, 2014

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. 

United States and Serbia Launch Project to  Create Jobs and Improve the Quality of Life in South and Southwest Serbia
December 6, 2013

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. 

USAID Business Survey Finds Slightly Improved Business Environment Burdened by Red Tape and Interest Rates
November 13, 2013

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. 

USAID Changes the Way it Works in Serbia
November 7, 2013

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;

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Last updated: December 23, 2014

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