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Civic Initiatives’ Closing Ceremony Showcases Two Year Results
September 12, 2014

Belgrade – The closing ceremony for the Empowered Youth for Positive Changes in South Serbia and Sandžak project was held today at Cultural Center Grad. For the past two years, this project was implemented by Civic Initiatives and supported by USAID. Project results were presented, and further steps which will be taken to build the capacity of civil society in Serbia were announced.

˝It is very important to recognize the strength of young and active citizens of this society. I believe that Civic Initiatives and USAID have managed to recognize their real potential and additionally encourage and empower them to be even more active. However, this must not be the end – our goal is to further empower civil society in Serbia, its growth, development and partnerships with other institutions. We can be the engine of development for society only if we are united,” said Maja Stojanovic, Executive Director at Civic Initiatives.

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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. 

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USAID’s Private Sector Development Project (PSDP) is a four-year, $7-million activity to strengthen private sector firms in 12 municipalities in the economically devastated regions of south and southwest Serbia. The project was launched in July 2013. The 12 municipalities are Vranje, Leskovac, Presevo, Bujanovac, Medvedja, Raska, Novi Pazar, Sjenica, Tutin, Priboj, Prijepolje and Nova Varos.
 
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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. 

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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.

 

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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. 

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Last updated: September 12, 2014

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