North Macedonia Program Updates

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Last updated: February 25, 2022

Youth Ethnic Integration Project Fact Sheet
February 10, 2022
Through the Youth Ethnic Integration program, we partner with the Macedonian Civic Education Center, the Ministry of Education and Science (MoES), and municipalities to strengthen interethnic cohesion among ethnically and linguistically diverse students and teachers. We also partner with school communities to promote positive interactions among students of diverse ethnicities and languages and cultivate a whole-school civic ethos.
Strengthening Resource Mobilization Activity
February 10, 2022

As North Macedonia advances its European Union accession processes, it is focused on creating efficient and effective government institutions at the local and national levels. This includes the appropriate administrative capacity to adequately coordinate and ensure the correct calculation, collection, payment, and control of its own resources to be able to provide efficient service delivery for its citizens. USAID contributes to this country’s efforts to reduce corruption and increase government effectiveness and transparency

Business Ecosystem Project
February 10, 2022

Despite the progress achieved over the years, North Macedonia’s economy still faces low productivity. Most micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) still use outdated technology, lack adequate finances for capital investment, and are not well integrated in regional and global supply chains. The inadequately skilled workforce and the increasing emigration of young people further exacerbate companies’ productivity and threatens their viability. USAID contributes to North Macedonia’s efforts to improve economic security and growth.

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.