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October 10, 2014

The Development Credit Authority (DCA) loan portfolio guarantee aims to increase access to credit for Kosovo’s agriculture sector by providing a 50% risk guarantee to loans issued by participating banks. The DCA guarantee gives banks the incentive to lend to farmers, who would otherwise find it difficult or impossible to obtain financing, in order to demonstrate their potential profitability. 

Through the DCA, USAID is also assisting Kosovo’s financial sector to introduce new products tailored to meet the needs of agricultural businesses throughout the agriculture value chains.

On September 26, 2012 a DCA agreement was signed between USAID and six local commercial banks with the funding from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Development (MAFRD). MAFRD contributed a €2.5 Million subsidy towards the $26 million in loans planned to be generated through the DCA.

This is the first time in the history of USAID’s DCA that a government counterpart completely covered the subsidy costs of a guarantee – an innovative model that is now being replicated in other countries.  

October 10, 2014

The overall goal of the program is to strengthen linkages among citizens, political parties, and the Assembly to incentivize government bodies to be more responsive to public interests. In order to achieve that, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) will work to attain three mutually reinforcing objectives:

October 10, 2014

Since 2002, USAID, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), has continuously supported the Kosovo Early Warning System (EWS) as an essential analytical tool for international reconstruction and stabilization efforts in Kosovo.

October 10, 2014

The Kosovo is Ready project aims to support advocacy initiatives to protect the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community from discrimination and human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the public and private sectors.  Consistent with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Foreign Assistance Strategy, it advances and protects the civil rights of LGBT individuals and works to prevent backsliding. 

October 10, 2014

The premise of the “Mitigating Conflict Through Citizen Connections” program is that, if Kosovo-Albanians and Kosovo-Serbs are convened in purposeful dialogue about the issues that both divide and unite them, the increased communication will produce a more positive information exchange that will engender cooperation between communities on issues of shared concern.

The program has two primary objectives:

October 10, 2014

USAID’s Property Rights Program (PRP) is a four-year initiative that aims to address challenges to claiming property rights in Kosovo by assisting local authorities in developing a plan for the stabilization of the property rights regime. The program will work in partnership with the Government of Kosovo, selected municipalities, and other relevant local and international stakeholders.

Together with the EU, the program will assist the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to develop a property reform strategy and amend existing property-related legislation.

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Last updated: October 15, 2014

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