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 Promoting Good Governance Project, a partnership between USAID and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), is a three-year effort to develop the technical capacities of the National Assembly, anti-corruption institutions, local government, and civil society organizations (CSOs). It is strengthening oversight and accountability mechanisms, and promoting increased citizen participation.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has begun directly funding Serbian organizations to strengthen their capacity and use USAID assets more efficiently. Rather than hire international companies to run local programs, as has been USAID's practice, USAID/Serbia has recently given direct grants to a number of Serbian organizations. Direct assistance recognizes the increased capabilities of these organizations and places full responsibility for managing their programs in their hands. USAID expects to make additional grants in the future.
USAID’s Business Enabling Project is a five-year initiative launched in January 2011. The project helps the Government of Serbia (GOS) increase the competitiveness of the Serbian economy and its private sector by streamlining the business enabling environment, improving public financial management, and strengthening financial markets. Project activities are based on priorities identified by the private sector and the GOS.
Last updated: September 12, 2014