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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:30am

LAJKOVAC – On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, the U.S. government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) officially inaugurated a newly constructed sports field in the town of Lajkovac, to be used by children from the nearby kindergarten, elementary, and secondary school, as well as refugee and migrant children from the Asylum Center in Bogovadja, Lajkovac municipality.

Construction works in the value of $50,000 included land preparation, and the installation of tracks, a fence, lights and a video surveillance system. The sports field includes tartan, astro turf and sand surfaces – for 100m runs, the long-jump, and development of motor skills.  

The construction of the sports field is part of the USAID’s $1.3 million Enhancing Local Resilience to the Migration Crisis activity, implemented by UNDP.  The activity helps improve public services and infrastructure in Serbian municipalities affected by the migrant crisis.  The improvements help the communities cope with the effects of the crisis and benefit both the local population and the refugees.    

USAID and Serbian Government Inspire “A New Beginning” for Entrepreneurs in Serbia
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 8:45am

On Wednesday, the Serbian Association of Managers (SAM), DNA Communications, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and representatives from the Government of Serbia marked the closure of the ‘New Beginning’ Project and celebrated its successes, influences, and Serbia’s entrepreneurial spirit. 

National Assembly Launches Second Annual Parliament Week
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 8:15am

The second "Parliament Week" under the slogan "The Floor is Yours" was officially launched at the National Assembly today. "Parliament Week" is organized by the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and the Open Parliament Initiative in cooperation with 60 partner organizations and institutions and with financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the British Embassy in Belgrade.

Strengthening Regional Connections - Leskovac Business to Business Fair
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 8:00am

On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, the Development Agency of Serbia (RAS) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)  organized a Business to Business (B2B) Fair in Leskovac.

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.

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Last updated: September 22, 2017

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