Macedonia Program Updates

Last updated: December 07, 2017

December 7, 2017

Launched in 2017, Business Ecosystem Project seeks to increase productivity, revenues, and jobs for micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

Raising awareness among youth about importance of civic engagement
November 30, 2017

The five-year, $9.4 million, Civic Engagement Project (CEP) is USAID/Macedonia’s flagship program for strengthening dialogue between citizens and government on important social issues.  

 Encourage reading for pleasure
November 30, 2017

The five-year, $1.7 million Readers Are Leaders (RAL) project is USAID/Macedonia’s principal activity in the basic education arena and part of USAID’s overarching goal of helping strengthen civil society, media, political processes, and ethnic integration in Macedonia. RAL is implemented through a grant to the Foundation for Education and Cultural Initiatives Step by Step–MK.

November 29, 2017

USAID helped establish CEED Macedonia in 2007. Current projects are based on approaches already implemented successfully with small and medium enterprises over the past ten years. Since the beginning of the project, close to 434 entrepreneurs have participated in the learning program and over 354 new jobs have been created in the microenterprises they run, of which 140 have introduced new practices. As result of the various networking opportunities, participants have established over 170 new business deals.

Promoting Interethnic Cohesion
November 29, 2017

USAID's Youth Ethnic Integration Project is a five-year, $5.8 million program dedicated to improving inter-ethnic integration in Macedonia.

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