Serbia improved its economy by strengthening local economic administrative processes and by encouraging citizens to participate more actively in economic affairs.
Final Report: Sustainable Local Development Projects in Serbia .
Project Report | September 30, 2016
A true product of USAID/implementer collaboration and partnership, Sustainable Local Development Projects (SLDP) in Serbia began as a project emphasizing governance and process and ended as a project focused on private sector development and concrete economic impact.
Chemonics implemented the SLDP project from December 22, 2010 to August 21, 2016, and it grew to be a project rich in innovation and learning. As a beneficiary of USAID’s patience, flexibility, and creativity, SLDP changed its management methodology and approach in its third year to realize its original goals of creating economic growth in local regions. In this way, SLDP adapted, learned lessons, and adopted new solutions as it evolved. Along the way, it always sought to harmonize governance priorities with economic imperatives and results.