This strategy, following Washington guidance, sets forth the path of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) critical assistance delivery for Serbia in preparation of a possible last year of bilateral funding in FY 2017. It conforms to and supports the goals of both the post’s draft Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) as well as those contained in the Joint Regional Strategy 2014- 2016 of the State Department Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) and the USAID Europe and Eurasia (E&E) Bureau. The strategy is aligned with host-country priorities, U.S. foreign policy, and USAID initiatives, in particular the USAID Forward focus area of Local Development Solutions (LDS). A core principle for USAID will be the sustainability of its investments following the closure of its programs. The Mission is committed to being accountable for the achievement of the development objectives (DOs) outlined in this abbreviated Country Development and Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), though effort will be complemented by other U.S. government actors and other donors. Achievement of the CDCS goal will require both diplomatic and assistance efforts on the part of the U.S. government and broader donor community, and is subject to a number of risks and assumptions.
Last updated: November 22, 2016