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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.

Second Renewable Energy Stakeholder Forum
February 19, 2014

On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, the USAID Macedonia Clean Energy Investment Project implemented by Winrock International hosted the second in the series of Renewable Energy Stakeholder Forums. These Forums are organized in partnership with the Macedonian Association of Renewable Energy Producers at the Chamber of Commerce and the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) Balkan Renewable Energy Program USAID Clean Energy Investment Project Chief of Party, Mr. Samir Latif opened the second Renewable Energy Stakeholder Forum, where key presenters were Mr.

USAID’s Readers are Leaders Project Entertains Kids at Skopje City Mall
February 15, 2014

On 2nd Februari, USAID’s Readers are Leaders Project “Reading and Math are Fun” Celebrity Roadshow made its first monthly visit to Skopje City Mall where actor Gorast Cvetkovski entertained a crowd of children and their parents as the MC of this interactive educational show.

USAID improves Roma lives through education
February 5, 2014

On 5th February, USAID presented the last External Performance Evaluation Report of its decade-long Roma Education Project (REP), implemented by the Foundation Open Society – Macedonia (FOSM). The evaluation findings highlight the project’s positive impact on the Roma community and confirm shifting attitudes among teachers, Roma students, and their parents. Roma student achievement and teacher training both helped significantly reduce the level of prejudice previously so prevalent in the participating schools.

USAID and City of Skopje Establish Local Economic and Social Council
December 18, 2013

On 12.18.2013, USAID’s Youth Employability Skills (YES) Network established the Skopje Local Economic and Social Council (LESC). 

U.S. Helps Renovate Secondary School in Skopje
December 4, 2013

On December 4th 2013, the USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project, together with the City of Skopje, celebrated the completion of renovations at the Josip Broz Tito Secondary School in Skopje. The process of refurbishment, financially supported by the U.S. Government through the United States European Command (EUCOM), created a better learning environment for students and demonstrated the power of collaborative work by engaging all members of the community in the process.

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