News and events
USAID and CESID Present Citizens’ Perceptions of Anticorruption Efforts in Serbia for 2019
December 9, 2019
On December 9, 2019, marking International Anti-Corruption Day, the United States Agency for International Development Government Accountability Initiative presented the results of the 2019 nationwide Survey of Citizens’ Perceptions of Efforts to Combat Corruption. This year’s survey provides insight into the public’s opinions on government institutions’ performance in combating corruption, additional measures government needs to take to address it, and comparative analysis to views expressed in 2018. In the 2019 survey citizens also reports on their personal experiences in dealing with corruption.
Methodology for Monitoring and Reporting on the Implementation of the Local Anti-Corruption Plan Promoted
November 27, 2019
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Government Accountability Initiative and the Anti-Corruption Agency have organized a roundtable presenting a Methodology for monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the local anti-corruption plan to assist cities and municipalities, and especially independent bodies for monitoring the implementation of the LAP to properly monitor and report to the public on the implementation of that document. The round table was attended by representatives of the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM), representatives of local governments and the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, members of the monitoring bodies for the implementation of local anti-corruption plans, and civil society organizations that support local governments in the process of developing and adopting local anti-corruption plans.
Engaging the Public in City of Sombor 2020 Budget Planning
November 26, 2019
The City of Sombor, located a few kilometers from Serbia’s northern border with Hungary, is a vibrant multi-ethnic community. In November 2018, Sombor signed a memorandum of understanding with USAID to strengthen accountability, good governance and public participation. With assistance of USAID’s Government Accountability Initiative (GAI) the local government engaged the public, including youth in development of the City’s budget for 2020.
USAID Partners With Six Additional Local Governments to Bolster Anti-Corruption Efforts
November 18, 2019
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.
2019 Annual Judges` Conference: Roundtable „Fight against corruption“ and Presentation of the Practicum for Investigation and Adjudication of Corruption Offences
October 14, 2019
On October 11, during the Annual Judges’ Conference in Vrnjačka Banja, USAID GAI in cooperation with the Supreme Court of Cassation, organized a roundtable on challenges and experiences in the areа of fight against corruption. The introductory presentation on the roundtable was given by Judge Biljana Sinanovic who spoke about the challenges in the implementation of the amendments to the Criminal Code and the A/C Law.
Jennifer C. Boal, United States Federal Judge, Provides Law Faculty Students Insight into the Anatomy of a Federal Criminal Case in the U.S.
October 11, 2019
On October 10, USAID Government Accountability Initiative in cooperation with the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, held a visiting lecture for students given by U.S. Federal Judge, Jennifer C. Boal.