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James Hope Sworn In As Mission Director for Kosovo
November 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 12, 2014 - James “Jim” Hope was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission Director for Kosovo. USAID Deputy Administrator Ambassador Alfonso E. Lenhardt administered the oath.

As Mission Director for Kosovo, Mr. Hope will be responsible for managing USAID’s program supporting Kosovo’s efforts to strengthen democratic practices and institutions and increase economic growth. USAID was one of the first international donors on the ground in the immediate aftermath of the war in 1999, and remains one of Kosovo’s biggest financial backers. Mr. Hope will oversee USAID’s portion of that assistance.

December 27, 2013

ABA Rule of Law Activities in Kosovo - Evaluation Report 

December 27, 2013

The purpose of this program is to develop the technical capacity of the Central Election Commission (CEC) and its Secretariat to help establish more effective electoral processes in Kosovo.  It aims to help increase the short-term efficacy and the long-term capacity of the CEC and other electoral administration institutions in Kosovo by:

December 27, 2013

USAID has partnered with Advocacy Training and Resource Center (ATRC) for this program, which is aimed at increasing transparency and fairness among Kosovo’s justice sector institutions.

December 27, 2013

With USAID’s support, the Arbitration Centers at the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) and Kosovo Chamber of Commerce (KCC) will increase and improve staff capacities, improve their internal systems, and launch a combination of initiatives to increase the quality, efficiency, and demand for arbitration service in Kosovo.

Core Interventions

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.  

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Last updated: November 14, 2014

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