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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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USAID and Central Election Commission sign a Memorandum of Understanding
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 9:15am

Today, USAID Mission Director Maureen A. Shauket and President of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Valdete Daka signed a Memorandum of Understanding today in Pristina. The Memorandum of Understanding outlines USAID’s assistance to the CEC in conducting training for CEC members and the Secretariat of the Central Election Commission (CECS), as well as providing active procedural support, advice, and technical assistance in the field during elections.  

US Ambassador Jacobson and leaders from Kosovo’s judiciary cut the inaugural ribbon
Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 10:45am

Today, U.S. Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson joined leaders from Kosovo’s judiciary in inaugurating the newly renovated Gllogovc/Glogovac branch of the Pristina Basic Court, the 21st court building refurbished in a joint effort by the governments of Kosovo, the United States, and Norway. 

USAID Committed to Support Kosovo’s Development
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 10:30am

U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo Tracey Ann Jacobson, USAID/Kosovo Mission Director Maureen A. Shauket and President of the Republic of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga today signed a bilateral Development Objective Grant Agreement between the two governments.

Young film-makers proudly accepting the awards
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 4:30am

USAID Mission Director Maureen A. Shauket presented “Junior Oscars” Awards to young Kosovar film-makers at a ceremony on Friday December 6, 2013. The third annual “Junior Oscars” competition  was held amongst 50 schools across Kosovo.  Today’s Award Ceremony attracted 200 students at the ODA Theater. The ceremony also included a screening the winning movies.

Supporting Transparent Rule of Law in Kosovo
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 10:00am

A tree planting and plaque unveiling ceremony marked the inauguration of the newly rehabilitated court in Dragash/Dragas. The event also included a lively discussion on the importance of the region’s environmental protection and its role in the general welfare of the area’s population.

USAID and Ministry of Justice Presented Private Enforcement Agents with Certificates of Completion
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 6:45am

Today, USAID Kosovo Mission Director, Maureen A. Shauket, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Hajredin Kuci awarded Certificates of Completion of Initial Professional Skills Training for potential Private Enforcement Agents.

Berries and salads are among the top foods against cancer.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 12:00pm

Pristina, October 31, 2013.  Berries and salads are among the top foods against cancer. In recognition of the October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, USAID/Kosovo on October 31 delivered these healthy locally produced fruits and vegetables known as anti-oxidants to the patients of the Pristina Oncology Institute.  USAID used this opportunity to help stress the importance of good nutrition practices in the fight against breast cancer.

Kosovo recognized among Top Reformer economies in Doing Business 2014
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 11:30am

In yesterdays’ released Doing Business 2014 report by the World Bank, Kosovo was recognized as #5Top Reformer and moved up to #86 rank in overall rankings amongst 189 world economies surveyed. The report shows Kosovo has been amongst 10 economies improving the most across three or more areas measured by Doing Business.

Rehabilitation Center for people with disabilities functions properly thanks to USAID support
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 9:30am

Children with disabilities in the northern part of Kosovo have a better place to exercise and play as USAID invested in the reconstruction of their building. The Rehabilitation Center for people with disabilities located in the North Mitrovica is able to host and train 162 disabled persons of whom 59 are children.  

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Last updated: July 11, 2014

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