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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 10:15am

Subotica – On May 12, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a U.S. government agency, donated two mobile electrocardiogram (EKG) machines to the Subotica Public Health Center, which oversees health services for the entire Subotica municipality. The EKG machines will enable health professionals working at facilities in the villages of Bajmok and Ćantavir to diagnose the needs of patients seeking emergency medical care. The new machines will support improved care for rural citizens of the Subotica municipality, as well as the migrants currently residing there.

The donations are part of USAID’s Support for the Local Response to the Refugee Crisis project, which is implemented by the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation. The project increases Serbian municipalities’ capacity to respond to the migrant crisis and to address the crisis’ effects on local communities.

One month ago, the project donated an EKG mobile machine to “Kolevka,” a center for disabled children in Subotica. It also has provided $20,000 in equipment to the Red Cross public kitchen and the city of Subotica.

U.S. and Serbian Governments Celebrate Five Years of Judicial Reform
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 6:30am

Belgrade – On October 5, 2016, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and representatives from the Government of Serbia celebrated  judicial reform successes and lessons learned, to mark the closure of USAID’s Judicial Reform and Government Accountability (JRGA) Project, a five and a half year, $20.9 million initiative.

Whistleblowers Fight against Corruption
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 9:30am

On September 21, 2016, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia, with support from the USAID Judicial Reform and Government Accountability Project, organized the conference Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers – First Year of Implementation. The conference presented achievements since the Law came into effect, the efficiency of available channels for blowing the whistle, and providing judicial relief for whistleblowers.

USAID Provides $1.3 Million to Help Serbia Respond to Migrant Crisis
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:45am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today a new, $1.3 million, twenty-month project to help Serbia respond to the continuing migrant crisis.

USAID and Ruma Municipality Launch Women’s Education Center
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 9:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director, Ms. Azza El-Abd, the Speaker of Ruma Municipal Assembly, Mr. Stevan Kovačevič, and the General Manager of Insert Ltd., Mr. Žarko Kojić launched the Women’s Education Center in Ruma today.

U.S. and Serbian Governments Celebrate Local Economic Development Successes
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 9:00am

On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, USAID and representatives of 32 municipalities celebrated local economic development successes and best practices, to mark the closure of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Sustainable Local Development Project (SLDP).

USAID and Opportunity Bank Serbia Increase Access to Finance for Small Businesses
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 12:30am

Šabac, June 21, 2016 – U.S. Ambassador to Serbia, Kyle Scott, visited the Opportunity Bank Serbia’s (OBS) Sabac branch office to hear about OBS’s latest innovations to increase access to finance for small, rural businesses. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported OBS since 2002. OBS works to provide micro, rural, agro and small- and medium-enterprise (SME) lending to Serbian businesses that cannot obtain financial assistance from traditional banks.

Serbian Citizens Express Emphaty and Willingness to Help Refugees as Municipalities Join Forces to Respond to Crisis
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 3:15am

Belgrade – On Jun 20, 2016, the 15th official World Refugee Day, the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), presented the results of the first public opinion survey on Serbian citizens’ attitudes towards the ongoing migrant and refugee crisis.

U.S. Ambassador Scott Meets Long-Time Disability Movement Activist
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 2:00pm

On May 10, 2016, Ambassador Kyle Randolph Scott met with Ms. Gordana Rajkov, President of the Center for Independent Living (CIL) Serbia and long-time disability movement activist, to discuss voters with disabilities’ participation in the April 2016 Serbian elections.  Last month’s election was the first time Serbia collected data about the accessibility of polling stations for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). 

Divac Foundation and USAID Bolster Serbian Response to European Migrant Crisis
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 9:30am

On April 6, the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched an 18-month, $700.000 project to support and improve capabilities of select local communities, volunteer organizations, and civil society organizations. The project is a direct response to the current European migration crisis. The project will also help municipalities to develop strategies and structures to respond to future man-made and natural crises.

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