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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.

“For Serbia to grow as fast as it could (and should), it needs to provide greater access to finance to the entrepreneurs who will drive the economy forward.   By some estimates, the gap in financing for small and medium size enterprises totals 1 billion euros per year.  This is a huge missed opportunity for these firms and for Serbia,” said U.S. Ambassador Kyle Scott.  The issue was also highlighted by the government in its 2019-2021 Economic Reform Program.

„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.

USAID Supports More Efficient and Fair Legal Enforcement System in Serbia
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 4:30am

BELGRADE – On May 14, 2019, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Rule of Law Project, in cooperation with the Supreme Court of Cassation, the Ministry of Justice, and the Chamber of Public Enforcement Officers, organized a workshop to advance measures that will make enforcement of judgements more efficient and fair—particularly focusing how impending amendments to the Law on Enforcement and Security can contribute to this goal.  Improvements in the rule of law are essential for Serbia to meet its European Union (EU) accession aspirations.

USAID and Ministry of Agriculture Partner to Increase Lending to Agribusinesses
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 4:15am

Belgrade - On Monday, May 13, 2019, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia, Brock Bierman, and the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Branislav Nedimović signed an Agreement for Cooperation towards establishing a joint loan portfolio guarantee with commercial banks. By covering up to 60 percent of associated losses, the new guarantee will incentivize banks to provide up to $50 million in finance for small and medium sized enterprises in Serbia’s agricultural sector.

USAID Helps Local Communities Achieve Greater Energy Efficiency
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 4:00am

Niš - On Sunday, May 12, 2019, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia, Brock Bierman, signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with the mayors of Niš, Čačak and Pančevo for a new effort to help these cities’ District Heating Plants become more energy efficient.  

USAID Presents Citizens’ Perceptions of Anti-corruption Efforts in Serbia
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:15am

Belgrade – On December 11, 2018, USAID’s Government Accountability Initiative (GAI) presented the results of the 2018 nationwide survey of Serbian citizens’ perceptions of efforts of all branches of government to combat corruption.

USAID-supported Food Hubs Help Local Producers Bring New Products to Market
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 6:30am

BELGRADE – On December 6, 2018, USAID’s Competitive Economy Project held a networking brunch and a panel discussion to mark the completion of the first cycle of the Premium Food Design Hub (PFDH) initiative, launched to kick-start innovation in Serbia’s food processing industry. Over the past eight months, four hubs - Impact Hub, Nova Iskra, Desing Taste Center and Business Innovation Programs - worked with 20 food producers to develop new, premium products targeting consumers in domestic and international markets.

USAID and Seven Local Governments Partner to Enhance Good Governance and Fight Corruption
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 4:30am

Belgrade, November 16 – The mayors of Šabac, Vranje, Sombor, Vrnjačka Banja, Sjenica, Raška, and Dimitrovgrad, along with Mr. Mike de la Rosa, Director of USAID Serbia, signed Memoranda of Cooperation today to increase transparency, accountability, and citizen engagement in decision making in order to decrease corruption. Mr. Branko Ruzic, Minister of State Administration and Local Self-Government witnessed the signings, and representatives from the State Audit Institution and the Anti-Corruption Agency joined the event to show their support.

Serbian Specialty Food Companies Debut at the Belgrade Food Show
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 8:00am

Belgrade – On November 5 and 6, 2018, over 80 exhibitors from the fruit, vegetable, meat and dairy industries showcased their premium food products at the first annual Belgrade Food Show.  Organized by the Unites States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Association for the Promotion of Serbian, the food show helped exhibitors forge new sales contracts, develop business partnerships, and identify investment opportunities.

U.S. Government Provides $22 Million in New Assistance to Serbia
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:30am

Belgrade - On May 15, 2018, the United States Government and the Government of Serbia signed agreements under which the United States will provide $22 million in assistance to Serbia. These funds will be used to help make Serbia's economy more competitive, strengthen the rule of law, bolster government operations, improve the media regulatory environment, and combat corruption.

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Last updated: March 29, 2019

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