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Start date:  April 19, 2011          End date:  April 17, 2014
Project budget (Life of Project):  $1,500,000
Implementer:  Habitat for Humanity Macedonia


Increase the standard of living in collective housing units in Macedonia through demonstration projects on energy efficiency improvements that significantly decrease energy consumption and operating cost.

Start date:  December 28, 2010          End date: December 27, 2014    
Project budget (Life of Project):  $ 4.8 million
Implementer: Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.


Improve the business policy environment to increase private sector investment and promote increased exports of Macedonian products. 

Start date: January 1, 2012          End date:   December 31, 2015 
Project budget:  $300,000
Implementer:  Crimson Development Foundation  (CDF)


Establish and manage a specialized fund to support innovation and business start-ups, addressing the access to finance constraint faced by innovation-focused entrepreneurs.  

Start date:  September 1, 2007          End date:  September 1, 2014 
Guarantee Facility: $9 million in loans
Implementers:  UNIBANKA and NLB Leasing


The SME Development Credit Authority facility, the first of its kind in Macedonia, provides access to working and investment capital for companies that want to expand their operations or market opportunities. The SME DCA facility is improving access to capital, which is a major obstacle to the growth of private sector SMEs in Macedonia.

Start date:  September 30, 2009          End date: September 30, 2019 
Guarantee Facility: $5 million in loans
Implementers:  Savings Houses Mozhnosti and FULM

Start date:  March 19, 2007          End date: June 18, 2013  
Project budget:  (Life of Project) US $8.3 Million  
Implementer:     Tetra Tech ARD

Start date: August 15, 2012          End date:  August 14, 2014  

Anticipated Project budget (Life of Project):  $ 292,536

Implementer:  My Career


Improve the participation of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Macedonian society by providing them with internship and employment opportunities.  In addition, encourage positive changes in the perception and attitudes toward disabilities within the private sector.   


Start date:  January 2011          End date:    December 2013 
Project budget (Life of Project):  $1,336,857 
Implementer: Business Start-Up Centre – Bitola (BSC-Bitola) 

Start date: April 18, 2012          End date: April 17, 2015
Project budget (Life of Project):  $ 575,000
Implementer: Center for Civil Communications


Increase micro and small enterprise (MSE) awareness of the opportunities offered by the public procurement (PP) market; provide MSEs with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to participate more in government contracting; and streamline public procurement administrative procedures that inhibit MSE participation in government contracting.

Start date:  April 24, 2012          End date:  April 23, 2016 
Anticipated Project budget (Life of Project):  $ 5 million
Implementer:  Carana


Strengthen private sector capacity to drive regional economic development and job creation within selected regions of Macedonia.