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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.

 Persons with Disabilities
September 19, 2013

On September 19th,2013, in Kumanovo, the U.S. Agency for International Development, in cooperation with the Municipality of Kumanovo, gathered business and NGO representatives as well as members of the public to present the activities and results of the USAID Persons with Disabilities Internship and Employment Project.  The project aims to make disability issues visible to the private sector and broader community while promoting equal rights for social and economic inclusion of people with disabilities.

Macedonia Anti-Corruption Program
September 18, 2013

On September 18th, 2013, USAID launched its new Anti-Corruption Program, which will support civil society organizations Improve the integrity of state institutions and hold them accountable to the people.

Climate Change Caravan
September 18, 2013

9th Spetember 2013, in Valandovo, the Climate Change Caravan, organized by the USAID Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture (ACCA) project, started its autumn campaign throughout Macedonia.  The Caravan will make four stops during this month.  It was designed to reach rural communities and educate small farmers and other citizens about the anticipated effects of climate change, share strategies for adapting to these effects, and emphasize the importance of proactive responses to them at the grassroots level. 

U.S. Support for Renovations at Primary School in Centar Municipality
September 13, 2013

 

September 13, 2013, the USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project, together with Dimitar Miladinov Primary School and the Municipality of Centar, celebrated the completion of floor renovations in 23 classrooms at the Dimitar Miladinov school. The process of refurbishment, financially supported by the U.S. Government through the United States European Command (EUCOM) and USAID, created a better learning environment for interethnic integration in education.

Readers Are Leaders
September 11, 2013

On September 11th, 2013, the new Readers Are Leaders Project was launched in the National and University Library “St.Klement of Ohrid” in Skopje. Representatives from the Bureau for Development of Education, State Examinations Center, other education stakeholders, international organizations, local NGOs, as well as local authorities, teachers, parents and community members attended the launch.

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