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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 6:00am

June 9, 2020, SKOPJE - The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed an additional $450,000 to support North Macedonia’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing its total contribution to $1.5 million. 

The additional funding will be provided to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support

  • coordination, planning, monitoring, operations, and logistics;
  • risk communication and community engagement; and
  • case management and infection prevention and control in health facilities.

U.S. Ambassador Kate Byrnes noted “the U.S. government is proud to be a conduit for the generosity of the American people to fight this pandemic together with our allies.  Through our partnership with UNICEF, we are pleased to augment the emergency health, humanitarian, and economic response by the government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations, as well as the international community.”

USAID Coungtry Representative Erik Janowsky and Minister of Finance Nina Angelovska sign the DOAG Agreement
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 11:00am

SKOPJE, May 14, 2020 - Today the U.S. Embassy announced that it is providing $16 million to help North Macedonia reduce corruption, better integrate youth in society, and increase economic competitiveness.  USAID Country Representative Erik Janowsky and Finance Minister Nina Angelovska signed the joint agreement, which will support:  

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:15am

SKOPJE – The U.S. Government has committed $1.1 million to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in North Macedonia. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States is providing these funds to the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund – UNICEF to implement activities to support the country’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19.

USAID is closely coordinating with the Government of North Macedonia, international humanitarian partners, and other stakeholders to identify priority areas for investment.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 11:30am

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited the Republic of North Macedonia on November 13, 2019.

Mirjana Makedonska, Chief of Party of USAID’s Business Ecosystem Project and Kristijan Danilovski, co-founder and managing director at FX3X signing the MOU
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:45am

USAID’s Business Ecosystem Project and FX3X will collaborate on increasing employment in the VFX and CG animation careers and developing the two trades. The Project and the company will co-finance a training program for visual effects and digital animation which will help its participants find employment in this rapidly growing industry.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 4:15pm

From November 6-13, 2019, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Berlin, Germany; Tirana, Albania; Pristina, Kosovo; and Skopje, North Macedonia.

USAID Acting Country Representative, Gretchen Birkle and the Slovak Ambassador to North Macedonia Henrik Markus signed a memorandum of understanding
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:30am
Today, June 19, 2019, the National Convention on European Union (NCEU) organized a Plenary Conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the event, USAID and SlovakAid signed a memorandum of understanding with each side committing to an additional approximate $100K to continue the project for two more years.  The MOU demonstrates Slovakia’s forward trajectory along its development journey moving from a recipient of US development assistance to now an equal partner with the U.S. providing their own bilateral assistance to help other nations rise up.
Factoring Conference
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 10:30am

Today, May 14, 2019, the USAID Factoring Project, in collaboration with Factor Chain International, the Economic Chamber of Macedonia, and the Macedonian Banking Association, hosted the first regional conference on factoring as an alternative tool for financing micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). The main goals of this regional conference are to increase the understanding and use of factoring among MSMEs, and encourage domestic financial institutions to adopt best practices for trade finance and supply chain factoring.

Gretchen Birkle recognized the importance of developing solutions jointly through public-private dialogue.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 11:45am

The USAID Partnership for Better Business Regulation Project hosted two forums – one in Tetovo and one in Skopje – to discuss the challenges domestic companies face with finding qualified employees in North Macedonia. The forum addressed new measures to increase employment and qualifications of young professionals entering the labor market.

Gretchen Birkle, Acting Country Representative for USAID Macedonia
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 11:15am

USAID’s Partnership for Better Business Regulation Project, implemented in partnership with the four main chambers of commerce in country, held a presentation of the annual assessment of the business environment in Macedonia for 2018.

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Last updated: April 07, 2020

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