Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance: Serbia
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Fiscal Year (FY) 2008: $52.7 Million (M) ($51.6M SEED, $1.1M Other)
FY 2009 Estimate: $49.2M ($46.5M AEECA, $2.6M Other)**
FY 2010 Request: 54.6M ($51.0M AEECA, $3.6M Other)**
Areas of Focus (Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance):
Peace and Security (PS): FY2008: $4.2M; FY2009 Estimate: $3.7M; FY2010 Request: $7.1M
- Improve Serbia’s investigation and prosecution of war crimes;
- Integrate Serbian law enforcement institutions into Euro-Atlantic institutions;
- Improve investigation techniques to combat money laundering.
- Build NGOs’ capacity to participate in the public policy debate and advocate for reform;
- Build the capacity of the Serbian courts and prosecutors to effectively investigate, prosecute and adjudicate organized crime and war crimes;
- Improve the quality of news reporting in Serbia and strengthen the financial, management and production capacity of independent and minority broadcast.
- Promote the teaching of English in Serbian schools and support programs through which young Serbian citizens study in the U.S.
- Improve the overall investment climate through support for a strong macroeconomic policy and legal framework with a sound financial sector;
- Address complex agricultural policy and infrastructure issues that help the country increase its agricultural production;
- Support enterprise development in order to expand economic opportunities, especially in vulnerable areas in southern Serbia.
- USG assistance supported a study visit to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Here the Victim Witness Support Services learned how to set up and operate their office;
- USG democracy assistance worked to improve transparency in the political process, promoted media coverage, and facilitated public policy debates;
- Increased numbers of high-level corruption and financial crime cases by supporting more effective strategies in investigating these cases;
- USG assistance helped the Commercial Courts "go electronic" and improve their performance by utilizing a state-of-the-art Case Management System, an efficient, online, paperless system with random case assignment that resulted in greater transparency and public accessibility to the courts.
*Division J of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Act: Department of State Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008, including: SEED, Child Survival and Health (CSH), NADR, IMET and Foreign Military Financing (FMF).
**Estimate from FY 2009 Congressional Budget Justification; Website: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/124072.pdf.
- Pie Chart: For estimated Fiscal Year 2009, fifty-three percent of U.S. assistance to Serbia went to the objective of Economic Growth (EG), thirty-seven percent went to Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD), ten percent went to Peace and Security (PS), and zero percent went to Investing in People (IIP).
- The Bar Graph covers U.S. assistance to Serbia from 1998-2009:
- In Fiscal Year 1998: 7.33 Million dollars in Support for Eastern European Democracies (SEED) assistance was given to Serbia; and 5.00 Million dollars in other United States Government (USG) assistance was given
- Fiscal Year 1999: SEED: 7.33 Million dollars; other USG: 15.00 Million dollars
- Fiscal Year 2000: SEED: 25.00 Million dollars; other USG: 0 dollars
- Fiscal Year 2001: SEED: 98.97 Million dollars; other USG: 0.81 Million dollars
- Fiscal Year 2002: SEED: 104.85 Million dollars; other USG: 0 dollars
- Fiscal Year 2003: SEED: 110.00 Million dollars; other USG: 0.72 Million dollars
- Fiscal Year 2004: SEED: 98.97 Million dollars; other USG: 5.03 Million dollars
- Fiscal Year 2005: SEED: 73.45 Million dollars; other USG: 0.60 Million dollars
- Fiscal Year 2006: SEED: 65.33 Million dollars; other USG: 9.72 Million dollars
- Fiscal Year 2007: SEED: 61.33 Million dollars; other USG: 4.69 Million dollars
- Fiscal Year 2008: SEED: 51.6 Million dollars; other USG: 1.1 Million dollars
- Fiscal Year 2009: AEECA: 46.5 Million dollars; other USG: 2.6 Million dollars