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Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 11:00am

Belgrade, March 2, 2021 – During 2020, a total of $4.25 million USD were donated to Serbia by the Serbian diaspora. Almost 46 percent of those donations, or $1.95 million USD, were dedicated to COVID-19 related projects and initiatives, while 54 percent, or $2.3 million USD, were dedicated to other causes, mainly poverty relief and medical treatments. These are the latest findings of an analysis conducted by Catalyst Balkans that were presented today at the panel discussion “Philanthropy without borders”, organized by the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

“We started our humanitarian work and sending help to Serbia while we were in diaspora. Today, when we have our base organization in Serbia, we have large support from our people in diaspora,” said Vlade Divac, famous NBA basketball player and founder of Foundation Ana and Vlade Divac said.

U.S. Government Partners with Serbian Rotary Clubs to Fight COVID and Save Premature Babies
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 4:30am

FEBRUARY 24, 2021: The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has awarded two grants to support the Rotary Clubs of Čačak and Pančevo in their efforts to better equip their hospitals to provide quality healthcare for their communities. The grants were announced yesterday by Shanley Pinchotti, USAID’s Director of the Office of Democratic and Economic Growth during a virtual celebration of World Rotary Day with Rotarians all around Serbia.

Corruption Remains One of the Biggest Challenges for Serbia
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 8:45am

Belgrade – Citizens of Serbia continue to perceive corruption as one of the top three problems in the country (12% of respondents in all three years), alongside low wages (15%) and unemployment (15%). More than half of the respondents (53%) recognize its negative impact on Serbian society, its influence in politics (50%) and business environment (34%), but citizens are uncertain of the concrete consequences corruption has on their personal and family life, since only every fifth (19%) can articulate that.

Partnership with USAID Gets Pančevo Covid Hospital Heating and Hot Water Upgrade
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 6:45am

Pančevo -- Through a partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Pančevo District Heating Plant and City Administration, the heating and hot water system at Pančevo General Hospital is now fully functional.

USAID Business Sector Survey Shows Impact of Covid and Increase of Ecommerce in Past Year
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 4:45am

Belgrade – On November 12, the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Cooperation for Growth Project released the findings of the ninth Annual Survey of 1,000 Serbian businesses. The survey, which reflects businesses' views on the business environment, revenues, employees, profit, and access to finance, unsurprisingly showed the significant impact of COVID-19 on doing business in Serbia.  

USAID Supports a Transparent Judiciary that is Oriented Towards Citizens
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 4:15am

BELGRADE – On October 26, 2020, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Rule of Law Project, in cooperation with the Belgrade Higher Court, organized a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Information Point installed in the court’s lobby so that citizens can easily obtain all information necessary related to their interactions with the court, and have access to educational and informative materials.  

A Sign Language Center for 12.000 People with Hearing Impairments
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 4:00am

Belgrade - On October 9, 2020,  the Coalition for Giving and the Serbian Philanthropy Forum marked the third National Day of Giving, with support from the United States Agency of International Development (USAID).  An accompanying month-long media campaign Serbia Without Barriers will help raise awareness about the position of people with disabilities in our society and the importance of equality.

U.S. adds $20.3 million in New Funds to Development Partnership with Serbia
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 7:30am

Belgrade - On May 22, 2020, the United States Government announced an additional $20.3 million in assistance to the Government of Serbia, as part of amendments to existing assistance agreements. These funds will be used to help make Serbia's economy more competitive, strengthen the rule of law, increase government efficiency, improve the media regulatory environment, and combat corruption.

USAID and Ministry of Agriculture Facilitate Access to Loans for Agricultural SMEs
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 9:30am

Belgrade – On Thursday, December 12, 2019, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management launched a loan portfolio guarantee with ProCredit Bank, Addiko Bank, and Banca Intesa to incentivize them to provide up to $90 million in loans to food processors and individual farmers over a 12-year period.

Serbia’s Small- and Medium-sized Businesses Get Support For Growth and Expansion at USAID-supported Forum
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 9:30am

BELGRADE – On December 5, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Cooperation for Growth Project (CGP) held an event at the Crowne Plaza hotel dedicated to helping Serbian companies and entrepreneurs expand their businesses.  More than 250 representatives from Serbia’s leading small and medium enterprises (SMEs) attended the SME is MVP Forum.


Last updated: February 22, 2021

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