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October 20, 2014

Pristina, October 20 - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is announcing the launch of a major new activity (program) to support improving Kosovo’s ability to provide secure, cleaner, and affordable energy.

REpower Kosovo is a multifaceted five-year activity that will support the Government of Kosovo’s continued efforts to modernize the country’s electricity sector and open the door to new clean energy projects in Kosovo.  Growing economies, like Kosovo,  depend on a continuous, affordable source of energy for economic growth, to increase employment opportunities and job creation, in particular for underserved segments of society, such as women, young adults, rural populations and minority groups.

December 27, 2013

The Development Credit Authority (DCA) increases access to credit for the agricultural sector and business startups by providing a 50% risk guarantee on loans extended by three banks: 1) TEB Bank, 2) Raiffeisen Bank, and 3) Banka Ekonomike.

The DCA agreements are structured as follows:

December 27, 2013

 

With USAID’s support, the AmCham Arbitration Center will increase and improve its staff capacities, improve its internal systems, and launch a combination of initiatives to increase the quality, efficiency, and demand for arbitration service in Kosovo.

Core Interventions

Taking into account the achievements under the previous USAID System for Enforcement of Agreement and Decisions (SEAD) project and the remaining obstacles to the arbitration system in Kosovo, the direct award to AmCham will support the following three activity components:

USAID and Central Election Commission sign a Memorandum of Understanding
December 20, 2013

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
December 19, 2013

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
December 18, 2013

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.

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