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Youth Horticulture Startups Make First Sales

The program is designed to reduce the time and cost of establishing youth farm startups and help small producers increase their profits by diversifying their agricultural products. A majority of farmers in the region concentrate on grains, which bring less revenue per hectare than vegetables.

Improving Serbia’s Business Climate by Eliminating Unnecessary Fees

The Serbian business environment got a boost recently with the removal of fees and charges that were burdening businesses and citizens and discouraging potential investors.

Better Management Leads to Better Business

Many Serbian companies suffer from weak corporate governance, where the owner, who is also often the company’s CEO, relies primarily on intuition to run the business. As a result, a large number of Serbian “early stage” companies are not able to succeed in the critical first years of doing business.

Youth in Southern Serbia and Sandžak are Making Positive Changes

How do you help a struggling Serbian community confront high youth unemployment and social marginalization? By empowering the next generation to identify problems and advocate for change.

One-Stop-Shops Revolutionizing Serbian Misdemeanor Courts

Through the joint efforts of USAID’s Judicial Reform and Government Accountability (JRGA) project and the Ministry of Justice, the court underwent a complete renovation in the summer of 2012 and was transformed into a modern, clean space with ample courtrooms and judges’ chambers to accommodate both judges and court users. Now the public and administrative functions of the court are clearly separated, and signs—in all four languages in official use in Zrenjanin—direct people where they need to go, leaving room for staff to carry out their administrative tasks more smoothly.