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Economic Growth and Trade

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IMPROVING CONDITIONS FOR BROAD-BASED, INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH 

Serbia’s economy is constrained by critical barriers to growth. Further improvements to the business enabling environment are needed to attract investments and create jobs. The private sector needs to increase its ability to compete in regional and international markets. USAID works with selected government counterparts, non-governmental organizations, international donors, and other U.S. agencies to advance reforms that will contribute to economic growth and make Serbia more business friendly. USAID economic growth assistance also helps Serbian firms adopt practices to become more innovative and competitive. In the food processing sector, USAID is working across value chains and support structures to foster a system that will increase competitiveness, sales and exports--creating a model that can be replicated in other parts of the Serbian economy. At both the regulatory level and firm level, USAID is working to increase the diversity and availability of financial products and the private sector’s ability to access them.      

Current programs that contribute to Serbia’s overall economic development include:

USAID Competitive Economy Project

The USAID Competitive Economy Project is a four-year, $11.95 million activity to strengthen the competiveness of the Serbian food processing industry, particularly fruit and vegetable value chains, with the goal to increase sales and exports of Serbian food products on domestic and international markets. 

For more information, please see http://www.konkurentno.rs

Public Private Dialogue Project

The Public Private Dialogue project is a four-year, $1.43 million initiative to help build sustainable, effective public-private collaborations between the Government, private sector and civil society in order to improve the business enabling environment and generate more dynamic and sustainable economic growth.

For more information, please see hhtp://www.naled.rs

Last updated: August 08, 2019

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