Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) - North Macedonia

Speeches Shim

USAID/North Macedonia’s goal for the 2020-2025 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) is to promote a prosperous, well-governed, and resilient North Macedonia committed to Euro-Atlantic integration through USAID partnerships. USAID will be making a strategic transition from a donor-recipient program to one where USAID’s role will be catalytic, with USAID helping to forge country-led partnerships between the private sector, government, and civil society in order to help North Macedonia to advance on its journey to self-reliance.

The key to the realization of this strategy will be the achievement of three development objectives (DOs): (1) greater economic growth through improved competitiveness, (2) increased youth engagement to lower unemployment and disenfranchisement, which is resulting in dramatic levels of emigration and inertia, and (3) reduced corruption that is eroding faith in public institutions and the culture of accountability. These DOs will enable USAID to support North Macedonia to take charge of its development as our most recent ally and 30th member of the NATO Western Military Alliance and as it commences EU accession negotiations.

Issuing Country 
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 12:15pm