News and events
Municipality of Dimitrovgrad Develops the Plan for Organization of Public Debates on the Local Economic Development Program for 2020
May 21, 2019
With Government Accountability Initiative support, municipality of Dimitrovgrad has developed the Plan for Organization of Public Debates on the Program for Local Economic Development for 2020 and established working group responsible for its implementation.
Sombor and Dimitrovgrad Implement New Models to Enhance Public Participation in Creating Local Public Policies
May 17, 2019
A USAID Government Accountability Initiative (GAI) nationwide public perception survey in 2018 found that 59% of Serbia’s citizens believe local authorities do nothing or very little to invite or allow citizens to participate in decision-making processes.
Assistant Administrator of USAID for Europe and Eurasia at the Workshop with Officials of Seven Partner Local Governments
May 16, 2019
USAID Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia, Brock Bierman and representatives of USAID Mission in Serbia, attended the workshops with the representatives of Sombor, Šabac, Vranje, Raška, Sjenica, Dimitrovgrad and Vrnjačka Banja and representatives of Transparency Serbia where they discussed the Local Transparency Index (LTI).
Functionality of Supreme Court of Cassation’s Case Law Database Increased and Aligned with Law to Fight Corruption
April 25, 2019
The Criminal Division of the Supreme Court of Cassation (SCC) and the Supreme Court`s Case Law Working Group formally adopted the USAID Government Accountability Initiative’s (GAI) proposal to amend the SCC case law database to create a list of key words or open descriptors of corruption-related criminal offenses.
Improving the Budget Process and Public Finance Management in the Municipality of Vrnjačka Banja
April 24, 2019
The USAID Government Accountability Project, in cooperation with the municipality of Vrnjačka Banja, organized a two-day training for representatives of the municipality, local public enterprises and other institutions that are beneficiaries of the local budget on the improvement of the budget process and public finance management in the municipality of Vrnjačka Banja.
USAID Facilitates International Best Practice Exchange for Newly Created Corruption Courts
April 18, 2019
The USAID New Justice Program (NJP) in the Ukraine and the USAID Government Accountability Initiative (GAI) in Serbia facilitated a best practice exchange on adjudication of corruption cases.