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Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance: Macedonia

Fact Sheet
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
November 1, 2009


Date: 11/01/2009 Description: Macedonia pie chart shows Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance FY 2009 by Objective; bar graph shows USG Total Assistance 1992-2009: Support for Eastern European Democracy Act (SEED)  (dark) and Other USG (light) USD Millions. Click for text version. - State Dept Image
Macedonia: FY 2009 USD Thousands
Total For. Ops. Accounts**$23,195
Assistance for Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia (AEECA):$19,000
Foreign Military Financing (FMF):$2,800
Non-proliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs (NADR):$895
International Military Education and Training (IMET):$500

For More Information:

SEED Annual Report:

U.S. Embassy:

USAID Links:

Flag of Macedonia is a yellow sun with eight broadening rays extending to the edges of the red field.

Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance*
Fiscal Year (FY) 2008: $26.1 Million (M) ($21.8M SEED, $4.3M Other)
FY 2009 Estimate: $23.2M ($19M AEECA, $4.2M Other)**
FY 2010 Request: $31.6M ($23.1M AEECA, $8.5M Other)**

Assistance Goals: United States Government (USG) assistance to Macedonia focuses on facilitating Macedonia’s continued development on the path toward full integration into the Euro-Atlantic community and assisting the Macedonian government’s efforts to sustain economic and democratic reforms to build stability and prosperity. The USG strives to support the reform of Macedonia’s military, strengthening its capacity to contribute to international security operations.

Areas of Focus (Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance):
Peace and Security (PS): FY2008: $5.3M, FY2009 Estimate: $5.2M; FY2010 Request: $10.3M

  • Professionalize the judicial system and enhance its ability to combat transnational crime;
  • Support Macedonian contributions to international operations in the fight against terrorism;
  • Improve the organization of Macedonia’s military, raise professional standards, and make it more interoperable with NATO member forces.

Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD): FY2008: $7.9M, FY2009 Estimate: $7.1M; FY2010 Request: $8.0M

  • Strengthen democratic institutions in keeping with NATO and EU standards;
  • Build the capacity of civil society organizations to represent citizens’ interests in the reform process through policy development, monitoring of state institutions and engagement with local governments.

Investing in People (IIP): FY2008: $4.2M; FY2009 Estimate: $4.0M; FY2010 Request: $4.1M

  • Increase the availability, quality and relevance of basic and higher education.

Economic Growth (EG): FY2008; $8.7M; FY2009 Estimate: $6.9M; FY2010 Request: $9.3

  • Improve the business environment by stimulating increased investment;
  • Improve Macedonia’s competitiveness in the global economy;
  • Enhance quality and efficiency of agribusinesses to improve product value.

Recent Successes:

  • The USG-supported Institute for Sustainable Communities partnered with Macedonian Institute for Media to institute a one-year diploma program to better meet the domestic need for skilled professionals in the fields of journalism and public communications/relations;
  • Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) receiving assistance built partnerships with stakeholders, offered support and training to other CSOs, and acquired advanced advocacy skills. One CSO helped over 800 Roma citizens obtain personal documents, while another established volunteer centers throughout the country and organized cultural, humanitarian and environmental activities;
  • USG funds helped 41 Macedonian inspectors receive certification by the International Alliance in Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) in principles and inspection techniques, enhancing Macedonia’s export capacity (HACCP is an internationally recognized food safety management system).

*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 FMF.

**Estimate from FY 2009 Congressional Budget Justification; Website:

Graph Explanations:

  • Pie Chart: For estimated Fiscal Year 2009, thirty-one percent of U.S. assistance to Macedonia went to the objective of Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD), thirty percent went to Economic Growth (EG), twenty-two percent went to Peace and Security (PS), and seventeen percent went to Investing in People (IIP).

  • The Line Graph covers U.S. assistance to Macedonia from 1993-2009:
    • In Fiscal Year 1993: 3.8 Million dollars in Support for Eastern European Democracies (SEED) assistance was given to Macedonia; and 0.0 Million dollars in other United States Government (USG) assistance was given
    • Fiscal Year 1994: SEED: 12.2 Million dollars; other USG: 0.0 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 1995: SEED: 13.4 Million dollars; other USG: 0.13 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 1996: SEED: 14.2 Million dollars; other USG: 0.25 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 1997: SEED: 16.1 Million dollars; other USG: 1.97 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 1998: SEED: 17.2 Million dollars; other USG: 19.72 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 1999: SEED: 32.5 Million dollars; other USG: 28.45 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 2000: SEED: 37.5 Million dollars; other USG: 0.84 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 2001: SEED: 33.1 Million dollars; other USG: 14.60 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 2002: SEED: 49.6 Million dollars; other USG: 12.14 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 2003: SEED: 50.0 Million dollars; other USG: 14.66 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 2004: SEED: 38.8 Million dollars; other USG: 13.68 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 2005: SEED: 36.8 Million dollars; other USG: 14.03 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 2006: SEED: 34.7 Million dollars; other USG: 10.62 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 2007: SEED: 28.1 Million dollars; other USG: 5.84 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 2008: SEED: 21.8 Million dollars; other USG: 4.3 Million dollars
    • Fiscal Year 2009: AEECA: 19.0 Million dollars; other USG: 4.2 Million dollars

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