The overall goal of the program is to promote free and fair elections in Kosovo by developing the capacity of local organizations to conduct thorough election observation. Kosovo-based organization Democracy in Action (DiA) runs a secretariat that works to establish partnerships with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for election observation, maintaining an election observer database and regularly recruiting new observers.
The USAID Contract Law Enforcement (CLE) Program is a three year program, which is working to improve rule of law in Kosovo and create a better business environment for economic development and investment. As such, the program is built around two strategic goals:
Advancing Kosovo Together (AKT) aims to increase constructive inter-ethnic cooperation and interaction, primarily between the Kosovo Albanian and Kosovo Serb populations, which is vital to the security and stability of the region. The program takes a holistic approach towards the integration of minority populations into Kosovo’s institutions and society by partnering with municipalities and other Government partners to support the engagement of targeted communities.
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.
USAID is seeking applications from qualified locally registered Kosovo non-government organization (NGOs) for a Cooperative Agreement to fund new program entitled “Advancing Kosovo Together- Local Solutions”. USAID encourages applicants to propose creative collaborative partnerships with other Local Civil Society organizational, non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, business and professional associations and other community organizations to implement activities under this program.
Last updated: May 06, 2015