North Macedonia Program Updates

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Last updated: February 11, 2021

February 8, 2021

Since North Macedonia’s independence in 1991, the United States has supported the country’s goal to:

Become a prosperous, stable, and inclusive democracy whose future is firmly embedded in Euro-Atlantic institutions

Under the 2020-2025 North Macedonia Country Development Cooperation Strategy, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is fully committed to continue supporting the country to achieve this goal as our newest NATO ally.

June 1, 2020

Amphenol, one of the largest manufacturers of electronic and fiber optic connectors in the world -- headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut, was looking for talent in its production plant located in Kochani, North Macedonia.  Amphenol chose North Macedonia as a base for reaching the European market.  North Macedonia’s favorable legislative framework for foreign direct investment was a key attraction – a result of a decade-long effort to promote an enterprise-driven economy. 

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

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.

February 21, 2019


“Initially, it wasn’t easy to get politicians to participate in debate shows. I’d like to think, we helped change that in North Macedonia. By the time we started airing season three, it was more common for politicians to come on debate shows and present their points of view, and take audience questions”.

Elections in Macedonia
January 11, 2019