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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.

April 8, 2013

Skopje - On Friday April 5, in honor of the International Roma Day, USAID Macedonia Mission Director Robert Wuertz visited the Dendo Vas Center for Educational Support for Roma in Gorce Petrov Municipality. This Center, together with three other centers in Prilep and Kumanovo, has been part of the USAID Roma Education Project since 2004. Every year, the project provides assistance to around 200 preschool-age children to better prepare them for entering primary school.

March 29, 2013

Skopje - Today, the USAID Equal Access for Equal Opportunities project held the conference “For e-Accessible Primary Schools:  Assistive Technology in Primary Education in Macedonia.”   The conference brought together representatives of national and local educational authorities, disability-focused NGOs, as well as numerous practitioners:  school directors, teachers, parents, and students with first-hand experience in using assistive technology in school.  Participants agreed that assistive technology, such as big-button keyboards, trackballs and joysticks, widens the educa

March 8, 2013
Start date: March 8, 2012                
End date:  March 7, 2015                 
Project budget:  $1.4 Million
Implementer:  Rural Development Network of the Republic of Macedonia

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February 22, 2013

Enhance economic growth and increase job creation by strengthening microenterprises to maximize their contribution to the national economy. The core pool of project beneficiaries will consist of 180 microenterprises and entrepreneurs from four Macedonian regions.

January 13, 2013
Start date:  January 13, 2013                       
End date:  January 13, 2016
Project budget:  $1.3 million          
Implementer:  TimelProekt, in partnership with PointPro Consulting and the Center for Entrepreneurial and Executive Development (CEED) 

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