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Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 9:15am

BELGRADE - On May 28, 2021, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic launched a project to support people who are homeless or living in inadequate housing in Belgrade, by providing water, sanitation and hygiene services, preventive services, health care and psycho-social services. The project is implemented by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).    

“I think it is fair to say that COVID-19 has made the last year difficult for everyone. But imagine the situation from the perspective of people who do not have permanent homes,” said U.S. Ambassador Anthony Godfrey. “Throughout the pandemic, as part of $4.6 million in COVID assistance to Serbia, the United States has partnered with the Serbian Red Cross, UNICEF, and others to help reach some of Serbia’s most vulnerable people with hygiene, food and other assistance. We’re impressed by what Slovak Aid and ADRA have done for the homeless community of Belgrade, and today we are committing $120,000 to partner with them to build on this effort to help even more people.” 

European Policy Centre  Presents First Report to Begin Tracking Progress in Judicial Reforms
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 8:00am

Belgrade – On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, the European Policy Centre – CEP, with the support of the USAID, organized a conference "Presentation of the Baseline Monitoring Report on Judicial Reform in Serbia for 2020".

Humanitarian Cash Transfers for Families with Children as part of the COVID-19 Recovery Response
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 11:45am

Boljevac - April 19, 2021 - Darija Kisić Tepavčević, Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, Anthony Godfrey, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia, Deyana Kostadinova, UNICEF Representative in Serbia, and Dragan Radovanović, President of the Red Cross of Serbia distributed debit cards, with a predetermined amount of funds, to families with children from Boljevac whose incomes were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. Announces New USAID Development Cooperation Strategy with Serbia and adds $22 Million for this Year
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 3:15am

Belgrade - On April 12, 2021, the Ministry for European Integration and the United States Government officially extended their development partnership which has now stretched for 20 years. U.S. Ambassador Anthony F. Godfrey watched on as Minister for European Integration Jadranka Joksimović and the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Acting Mission Director Shanley Pinchotti signed amendments to existing bilateral partnership agreements.  The United States additionally committed an additional $22 million for USAID, the part of the U.S.

Serbian Diaspora Donated 4.25 million US Dollars  for Social Causes in Serbia in 2020
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.

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.  


Last updated: March 25, 2021

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