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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.

“We know that Serbia’s agribusiness entrepreneurs, enterprises, and innovators want to invest in their businesses and strengthen or expand their commercial operations. Our goal now is to help unlock the financial resources they need to do that,” said USAID’s Mission Director Mike de la Rosa. “This new partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and the banks will complement USAID’s current work to strengthen the competitiveness of the Serbian food processing industry.”

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.

USAID Partners with Six Additional Local Governments to Bolster Anti-Corruption Efforts
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 2:45am

BELGRADE – On November 15, 2019, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the mayors of six cities and municipalities (Niš, Kragujevac, Sremska Mitrovica, Novi Pazar, Žabalj, and Stari grad) to bolster anti-corruption efforts and strengthen transparent, inclusive and accountable local governance. With the seven new partners, USAID is now partnering with 13 local governments to improve transparency and increase public participation in decision making at the local level.

Successful Start of the Second Belgrade Food Show
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 3:45am

Belgrade – On October 10 and 11, over 100 exhibitors from the fruit, vegetable, meat, and dairy industries showcased their premium food products at the second Belgrade Food Show. Organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Competitive Economy Project, in partnership with the Association for the Promotion of Serbian Food, this event helps exhibitors identify investment opportunities and develop new sales contracts and business partnerships.

The National Giving Day Campaign has Raised 7 Million Dinars
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 4:15am

Belgrade – On October 9, 2019, Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, Minister of Education Mladen Šarčević, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Assistant Administrator Kimberly Rosen, and teachers, pupils and the principal of Boško Buha, a specialized primary school for children with disabilities, marked the National Day of Giving. The National Day of Giving was established within the Framework for Giving Project, funded by USAID and implemented by the Coalition of Giving led by the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation.

Protection of Whistleblowers at the State and Local Level
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:30am

BELGRADE – On Monday, September 9, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Government Accountability Initiative,  the EU-funded project Prevention and Fight Against Corruption, and the web portal “Pištaljka” organized a one-day conference, “Protection of Whistleblowers at the State and Local Level.”  Representatives of the central and local governments, judges and deputy public prosecutors, experts from the European Union and the United States, and whistleblowers discussed the achievements and challen

Serbia’s Primary Schools and Students to Benefit from Second National Day of Giving
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:45am

 

Belgrade, August 19, 2019 – Primary schools and students will be the main beneficiaries of the the National Day of Giving, which will be marked this year on October 9. All donations collected during this fundraising campaign will be used to purchase learning tools for children in more than 60 pimary schools in 30 municipalities throughout Serbia.  Participating primary schools stand to receive new smartboards, laptop computers, projectors, and educational learning tools for young learning, including so-called “bee bot” robots.

U.S. Government Provides $20.8 Million in New Assistance to Serbia
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 7:00am

Belgrade - On July 8, 2019, the United States Government and the Government of Serbia signed agreements under which the United States will provide $20.8 million in assistance to Serbia. These funds will be used to continue helping make Serbia's economy more competitive, strengthen the rule of law, bolster government operations, improve the environment for media, and to combat corruption.

Financial Technologies for Business Growth and Innovation
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 3:30am

Belgrade On June 4, 2019, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Cooperation for Growth project organized a Business Forum on financial technologies and ways the various financial technology solutions could be adapted to strengthen greater access to finance for small businesses in Serbia.

„Really Important“ Card Engages Citizens in Community Development
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 4:45am

BELGRADE - On May 20, 2019, the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the „Really Important“ community card as part of the Framework for Giving Project. The community card is an innovative fundraising tool and customer loyalty card that will connect citizens, civil society, and local businesses to help their communities promote charitible giving and solidarity.

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