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January 30, 2015

Distinguished guests, I’m honored to be here today to speak about the fight against corruption, an issue that is increasingly vital in Central and Eastern Europe. Looking around the room, I see that we are a diverse group – civil society, government officials, journalists, judges, diplomats – and everyone cares deeply about combatting corruption. We also share profound concern about the people and the future of Macedonia, and are committed to working together in the fight against corruption.

In our interconnected world, the harmful impacts of corruption are global – it is a massive tax on the private sector, which in turn hinders poverty reduction and limits global growth. The World Bank estimates that people around the world pay more than $1 trillion in bribes every year. That’s right, a one with 12 zeroes behind it; a number which is difficult to comprehend. The European Commission recently found that corruption costs the European Union as a whole 120 billion euros every single year. That’s more than 10 times Macedonia’s GDP.

Promoting interethnic integration in education through school renovations.
May 8, 2013

Skopje - Today, the USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project, together with Primary School Zivko Brajkovski and the Municipality of Butel, celebrated the completion of renovations at the school. The process of refurbishment, financially supported by United States European Command (EUCOM) and USAID, created a better learning environment for interethnic integration in education.

Farmers can visit demonstration plots to learn how to increase their corn yields.
May 7, 2013

Skopje - Today, the USAID Small Business Expansion Project launched the Grow More Corn initiative, a first step towards modernizing corn production in Macedonia. The initiative aims to increase the supply of locally grown feed corn by introducing better seed varieties and farming practices that, together with drip irrigation systems, will increase up to four times the yield of corn per hectare.

April 24, 2013

Skopje - Today, the USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project, together with Primary Schools Liria and Bratstvo Migjeni and the Municipalities of Bogovinje and Tetovo, celebrated the completion of renovations at these schools. The process of refurbishment, financially supported by United States European Command (EUCOM) and USAID, created a better learning environment for interethnic integration in education.

April 15, 2013
Start date:  April 15, 2013                 
End date:  April 15, 2016
Project budget:  $1.7 million 
Implementer: Winrock International   
 
April 10, 2013

Skopje - Today, USAID launched the Project for Investigative Journalism and Cooperation Between Media and Civil Society as part of USAID’s efforts to strengthen independent media in Macedonia. The project aims to improve cooperation between journalists and civil society through a series of debates and workshops, and will contribute towards more independent investigative stories by offering journalists small grants and mentorships for investigative stories.

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