Our Stories | Serbia

Speeches Shim

Last updated: May 27, 2022

May 27, 2022

Since 2001, USAID has invested more than $882 million to support Serbia’s economic and democratic development. This represents a significant part of the nearly $1.2 billion in total United States Government assistance to Serbia during that time. In partnership with Serbia’s government, private sector and civil society, USAID has implemented thousands of activities throughout Serbia to improve lives, create jobs and to support the country’s European aspirations.

May 18, 2022

USAID has provided more than $8 million in COVID-19 assistance to Serbia as part of the U.S. Government’s overall $9.1 million of support to Serbia’s fight against COVID-19. This support helped to meet needs identified by the Government of Serbia. Through a wide range of partnerships, we supported Serbia’s COVID response with everything from medical equipment and testing containers for hospitals to working with the Red Cross to help vulnerable families get through the crisis.

May 18, 2022

Serbia Innovates is a four and a half year, $6,077,652 million project that will help strengthen Serbia’s economy by increasing support for innovation-driven industries. The project identifies Serbia’s most promising areas for innovation, pilots the supercluster model of economic development around select areas, and will create the first Serbian supercluster model. This supercluster approach, which brings together the private sector, academia and government to develop select innovative industries, has been successful in other countries but never before tried in Serbia.

May 18, 2022

Together Against COVID is a twenty-month, $2,750,000 project that aims to support Serbia’s response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in the areas of health, and social and environmental protection.

May 18, 2022

The COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out activity is a one-year, $1,950,000 project that aims to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake among key target populations in Serbia. It utilizes evidenced-based risk communications and community engagement interventions in order to do so. Efforts are taken to listen to, engage with, and motivate health workers and other relevant actors to become stronger advocates in convincing vaccine hesitant people why they should get vaccinated.