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U.S. Government Continues with its Commitment to Support Kosovo’s Development
September 15, 2014

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/Kosovo Mission Director Maureen A. Shauket explains the importance of using written contracts in business deals.
June 28, 2012

Lots of people in Kosovo conduct business transactions solely on the basis of a handshake. Written contracts are rare. In fact, many people in Kosovo consider written contracts to be insulting to the integrity of the people involved in the deal.

USAID/Kosovo Mission Director Maureen Shauket leads the troops into battle
June 13, 2012

On May 24, 2012 the people of Kosovo turned out in huge numbers - an estimated 70,000 volunteers for a nationwide environmental cleanup advertised as “Let’s Do It Kosova” Day. It was Kosovo’s first contribution to an annual one-day global cleanup organized by a consortium of NGO’s with the support of businesses, corporations and international donors.

Celebrating improvements to the community playground in Ibarsko Postenje
June 1, 2012

Residents of two communities in Leposavic are enjoying improvements to local infrastructure with the support of the American People. The U.S. Agency for International Development recently renovated a playground in Ibarsko Postenje and re-surfaced a road in Gornji Krnjin. Both of the projects were implemented by the USAID Kosovo Activities for Supporting Schools Program at the request of local residents. The program assists similar infrastructure improvements in communities throughout the North.

May 31, 2012

An exhibition Wednesday (April 25, 2012) in Pristina showcased new educational technology products that are available to schools from local business outlets. The technology already is being used in some schools with the support of the USAID Basic Education Program in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

``From Our Land to Our Table`` Says, ``Buy Local!``
May 22, 2012

Kosovo`s farmers and food processors produce wonderful local products using the freshest of berries, plums, peppers, and much more. The problem for the farmers and processors is that the people of Kosovo tend to buy imported foods because of concerns about quality and sanitation. The USAID New Opportunities for Agriculture Program www.noakos.com is working to change that, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development.

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Last updated: September 15, 2014

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