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Corruption Remains One of the Biggest Challenges for Serbia
December 14, 2020

Belgrade – Citizens of Serbia continue to perceive corruption as one of the top three problems in the country (12% of respondents in all three years), alongside low wages (15%) and unemployment (15%). More than half of the respondents (53%) recognize its negative impact on Serbian society, its influence in politics (50%) and business environment (34%), but citizens are uncertain of the concrete consequences corruption has on their personal and family life, since only every fifth (19%) can articulate that.

December 7, 2020

Civic Action for Accountability is a four-year, $2 million project that supports collective action to increase government accountability and decrease corruption. The project supports citizen-driven activities to grow and strengthen a country-wide network of civil society organizations, grassroots organizations, activists, and journalists who advocate for effective anti-corruption measures and greater government accountability.

December 7, 2020

The USAID Rule of Law project is a four-year, $9.8 million project supporting justice sector reforms which enhance the timely delivery of justice for Serbian citizens.  The project works with the courts, public enforcement departments and officers, and the State Attorney’s Office to increase judicial efficiency, transparency, and access to justice.

December 7, 2020

The Support to Media Reforms activity is a 30-month, $445,000 activity to support the creation of a sustainable regulatory environment for media development and for the further digitalization of society in an inclusive, sustainable and safe manner.

December 7, 2020

Local Engagement and Asset Development Activity is a four-year, $1.7 million project implemented by the National Coalition for Decentralization (NCD), a local network of 16 civil society organizations (CSOs) based in South Serbia. The project supports community development by mobilizing existing local resources and increasing civic engagement throughout Serbia. NCD helps to develop collaboration and strong ties between citizens, local civil society organizations, the private sector, and government.