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Monday, December 14, 2020 - 8:45am

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. These are some of the key findings of the 2020 Survey of Citizens’ Perceptions of Anticorruption Efforts in Serbia, presented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Government Accountability Initiative and CeSID in recognition of International Anticorruption Day. The survey provides the public’s opinions of government institutions’ performance in combating corruption, what government needs to do to address it, and progress made in the last two years.

Partnership with USAID Gets Pančevo Covid Hospital Heating and Hot Water Upgrade
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 6:45am

Pančevo -- Through a partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Pančevo District Heating Plant and City Administration, the heating and hot water system at Pančevo General Hospital is now fully functional.

USAID Business Sector Survey Shows Impact of Covid and Increase of Ecommerce in Past Year
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 4:45am

Belgrade – On November 12, the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Cooperation for Growth Project released the findings of the ninth Annual Survey of 1,000 Serbian businesses. The survey, which reflects businesses' views on the business environment, revenues, employees, profit, and access to finance, unsurprisingly showed the significant impact of COVID-19 on doing business in Serbia.  

USAID Supports a Transparent Judiciary that is Oriented Towards Citizens
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 4:15am

BELGRADE – On October 26, 2020, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Rule of Law Project, in cooperation with the Belgrade Higher Court, organized a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Information Point installed in the court’s lobby so that citizens can easily obtain all information necessary related to their interactions with the court, and have access to educational and informative materials.  

A Sign Language Center for 12.000 People with Hearing Impairments
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 4:00am

Belgrade - On October 9, 2020,  the Coalition for Giving and the Serbian Philanthropy Forum marked the third National Day of Giving, with support from the United States Agency of International Development (USAID).  An accompanying month-long media campaign Serbia Without Barriers will help raise awareness about the position of people with disabilities in our society and the importance of equality.

U.S. adds $20.3 million in New Funds to Development Partnership with Serbia
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 7:30am

Belgrade - On May 22, 2020, the United States Government announced an additional $20.3 million in assistance to the Government of Serbia, as part of amendments to existing assistance agreements. These funds will be used to help make Serbia's economy more competitive, strengthen the rule of law, increase government efficiency, improve the media regulatory environment, and combat corruption.

USAID and Ministry of Agriculture Facilitate Access to Loans for Agricultural SMEs
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 9:30am

Belgrade – On Thursday, December 12, 2019, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management launched a loan portfolio guarantee with ProCredit Bank, Addiko Bank, and Banca Intesa to incentivize them to provide up to $90 million in loans to food processors and individual farmers over a 12-year period.

Serbia’s Small- and Medium-sized Businesses Get Support For Growth and Expansion at USAID-supported Forum
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 9:30am

BELGRADE – On December 5, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Cooperation for Growth Project (CGP) held an event at the Crowne Plaza hotel dedicated to helping Serbian companies and entrepreneurs expand their businesses.  More than 250 representatives from Serbia’s leading small and medium enterprises (SMEs) attended the SME is MVP Forum.

USAID Partners with Six Additional Local Governments to Bolster Anti-Corruption Efforts
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 2:45am

BELGRADE – On November 15, 2019, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the mayors of six cities and municipalities (Niš, Kragujevac, Sremska Mitrovica, Novi Pazar, Žabalj, and Stari grad) to bolster anti-corruption efforts and strengthen transparent, inclusive and accountable local governance. With the seven new partners, USAID is now partnering with 13 local governments to improve transparency and increase public participation in decision making at the local level.

Successful Start of the Second Belgrade Food Show
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 3:45am

Belgrade – On October 10 and 11, over 100 exhibitors from the fruit, vegetable, meat, and dairy industries showcased their premium food products at the second Belgrade Food Show. Organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Competitive Economy Project, in partnership with the Association for the Promotion of Serbian Food, this event helps exhibitors identify investment opportunities and develop new sales contracts and business partnerships.