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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 5:00am

Pristina, September 15 - USAID/Kosovo Acting Mission Director Chris Edwards and President of the Republic of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga today signed an amendment to the bilateral Development Objective Grant Agreement signed between the two governments in December 2013.

With this Amendment, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will obligate an additional $34,334,636 in funds to support a range of activities in Kosovo, including programs to support improved rule of law and governance, increased investment and private sector employment, and enhanced human capital.

This is the fourth amendment to the Agreement, which brings the total obligated amount to $75,328,664 in funding to support Kosovo’s development.

USAID, an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State, has provided economic and democracy and governance assistance worldwide for over 50 years. This year, USAID marks 15 years of partnering for positive change in Kosovo.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 9:30am

The U.S. Agency for International Development is launching the Property Rights Program designed to improve the property rights regime in Kosovo, strengthen rule of law and increase economic growth and investment in Kosovo.

15 year of Partnering for Positive Change in Kosovo
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 7:30am

Pristina, May 7- The U.S. Agency for International Development Mission in Kosovo is launching a new program to increase the engagement of all citizens in Kosovo’s institutions and society as a whole.

15 Years of Partnering for Positive Change in Kosovo
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1:00pm

Gjakovë/Djakovica, April 16. Today, USAID Mission Director Maureen A. Shauket and U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Jennifer Bachus joined the President of the Republic of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga, and Mayor of Gjakovë/Djakovica Mimoza Kusari-Lila to launch the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Kosovo [http://www.usaid.gov/kosovo/history].

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 8:45am

The U.S. Agency for International Development Mission in Kosovo is launching a new program to address the business environment in Kosovo. Partnerships for Development is a four-year activity that aims to enhance the enabling environment for Kosovo’s private sector to expand employment opportunities for the country’s citizens. The program works in partnership with the government and other partners to support Kosovo’s vision for economic growth by strengthening its institutions.

Celebrating International Mother Language Day
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4:15am

On Friday, Maureen A. Shauket, USAID/Kosovo Mission Director visited a celebration activity for International Mother Language Day at the “Green School” in Pristina. USAID’s Basic Education Program invited teachers and students of different communities from Kosovo to create together an e-book in their mother tongues. The activity took place inside the “21st century classroom” which was created with USAID support.

USAID Promotes New Agricultural Opportunities in Štrpce/Shtërpcë
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 7:45am

Yesterday, the municipality of Štrpce/Shtërpcë held a donor’s conference to draw attention to a unique opportunity for expanding agricultural production in the region to include more “soft fruits” like raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries.  USAID has supported soft fruit farmers in the Štrpce/Shtërpcë region through its New Opportunities for Agriculture (NOA) program and has seen great success there to date.

Kindergartners in Baje Have a New Home
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 10:00am

On Friday, a new kindergarten was inaugurated in Baje village - the first of many Government–to-Government (G2G) activities to be developed between USAID and Kosovo’s local and central government institutions.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 5:00am

A new program launching this month will provide educational opportunities for hundreds of Kosovo’s rising leaders through scholarships, partnerships, and exchanges with American universities.  The United States Agency for Development (USAID) is in the process of procuring services to implement the Transformational Leadership Scholarships and Partnerships Program, a five-year program that aims to further develop a professional cadre of leaders who can drive significant economic, political, and social development in Kosovo.

USAID supports strong courts and improved access to justice in Kosovo
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 7:00am

On January 9, 2014, the Viti/Vitina Branch Court hosted a celebration to inaugurate its newly refurbished court building.  The court renovations were supported by USAID in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC).  The ceremony was officiated by USAID Mission Director Maureen A. Shauket, KJC representative Agim Maliqi, and Gjilan/Gnjilane Basic Court President Zyhdi Haziri.

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