The amendments were signed by European Integration Minister Jadranka Joksimovic and USAID Representative in Serbia Shanley Pinchotti.
Joksimovic expressed her gratitude to the USA and USAID and pointed out that she expects the continuation of that good cooperation, which, as she assessed, is immeasurable from numerous aspects.
As she explained, the $22 million will be used to strengthen democratic institutions, to make public administration accessible to citizens and to achieve balanced regional development, which includes the employment of hard-to-employ groups.
US Ambassador Anthony Godfrey recalled that during the two decades of strong partnership between Serbia and USAID, more than $840 million were invested in the implementation of reforms.
According to him, a lot has been achieved during that time - the development of the economy has been improved, projects important for the life of citizens have been implemented with that money, hospitals and schools have been built, local media strengthened, people with disabilities have been helped to acquire new skills and a new job.
USAID Representative in Serbia Shanley Pinchotti presented a new five-year strategy of USAID, whose aim is to assist Serbia in the European integration process.
USAID will strive to create positive change that will further encourage the improvement of transparency and the performance of the state administration, Pinchotti said.