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EUROPE AND EURASIA | Regional Competitiveness Initiative (RCI)

RCI Countries - Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan
RCI Countries - Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan

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RCI ACTIVITIES

Regional competitiveness activities bring value added, complement and bolster the efforts of bilateral missions by solving problems that are beyond the scope of individual countries.

  1. Information Technology (IT)

  2. Agribusiness

  3. Tourism

  4. Regional Investment Promotion

  5. Workforce Development

A detailed Project Sector page is linked above and in the “Home” Site menu sub-section.

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RCI strives to improve competitiveness across Europe and Eurasia by engaging the bilateral efforts of USAID Missions, USAID Projects and other local stakeholders. Through a regional approach, RCI increases the cooperation between competitiveness and economic growth programs, leading to increased trade and job expansion in host countries. RCI effectively coordinates activities and enhances information sharing between different stakeholders (USAID, other donors, public and private sector organizations) in selected sectors.


RCI | Background & Rationale


Despite recent economic growth across the region, incomes in many of the E&E countries still remain below pre-transition (1989) levels. Growth has been uneven, often propelled by commodity trade, and is inadequate to create sufficient and rewarding jobs. As a consequence, the region’s per capita income reaches only one-fourth of the average of advanced economies. To address these issues, USAID Washington launched the Regional Competitiveness Initiative (RCI) in 2004. RCI is implemented by SEGURA Partners LLC and is set to continue its activities until 2013.


RCI | WEF Rankings












More detailed results for the current year can be found by Country in the “Home” menu and here

The Full Report (every country) is linked for reference.


RCI TOURISM | Western Balkans Geotourism MapGuide Portal


Western Balkans Mapguide website is a regional portal designed by and co-branded with National Geographic. The MapGuide is the first joint effort in the region to promote the Western Balkans as a single destination by highlighting the rich natural and cultural wealth of the region. The project was supported by USAID through RCI project and was implemented by the National Geographic Maps Division and the Western Balkans Geotourism Stewardship Council (WBGSC).

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Neal Nathanson

Technical Officer

USAID Activity Manager

Tel. 202-567-4057

nnathanson@usaid.gov

Contacts

RCI Countries - Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan
RCI Countries - Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan

Filip Stoyanovich
RCI Director
SEGURA Partners LLC
Tel. 359-888-60-2629

fstoyanovich@segura-co.net

Under RCI, USAID commissioned a report to review the 20 years of Economic Growth Assistance from USAID to the Europe and Eurasia region following the fall of communism. 

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