USAID Celebrates Success as Programs End
USAID/Montenegro has released a book chronicling its assistance in Montenegro between 2001 and 2013.
USAID's Persons with Disabilities Initiative increased employment opportunities for the disabled and promoted the inclusion of people with disabilities into Montenegro's social and economic life.
USAID modernized the Basic Court of Podgorica's facilities and streamlined its operations so it could efficiently handle its workload – more than half the court cases filed in Montenegro.
USAID provided training for the Pirella Fruit Juice Company's staff so it could operate new machinery, enabling it to expand and compete with larger companies in the region.
USAID helped stimulate Montenegro's economy, promote government transparency, and ensure that Montenegro has met the requirements for EU membership. USAID improved the judiciary's transparency and reduced case backlogs. It helped Montenegro increase macroeconomic stability, reform and stabilize the banking sector, and build much-needed market infrastructure.
In addition, USAID has helped local governments become more open and responsive to their citizenry and more successful in attracting investments. It has helped municipalities enhance their business environment and improve their environmental friendliness, and involved the general public and civil society organizations in reforms. Montenegro’s private sector has grown stronger and more competitive, and the media has become increasingly independent and able to report on important issues.
Last updated: January 28, 2014