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October 10, 2014

The Development Credit Authority (DCA) loan portfolio guarantee aims to increase access to credit for Kosovo’s agriculture sector by providing a 50% risk guarantee to loans issued by participating banks. The DCA guarantee gives banks the incentive to lend to farmers, who would otherwise find it difficult or impossible to obtain financing, in order to demonstrate their potential profitability. 

Through the DCA, USAID is also assisting Kosovo’s financial sector to introduce new products tailored to meet the needs of agricultural businesses throughout the agriculture value chains.

On September 26, 2012 a DCA agreement was signed between USAID and six local commercial banks with the funding from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Development (MAFRD). MAFRD contributed a €2.5 Million subsidy towards the $26 million in loans planned to be generated through the DCA.

This is the first time in the history of USAID’s DCA that a government counterpart completely covered the subsidy costs of a guarantee – an innovative model that is now being replicated in other countries.  

USAID supports strong courts and improved access to justice in Kosovo
January 10, 2014

On January 9, 2014, the Viti/Vitina Branch Court hosted a celebration to inaugurate its newly refurbished court building.  The court renovations were supported by USAID in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC).  The ceremony was officiated by USAID Mission Director Maureen A. Shauket, KJC representative Agim Maliqi, and Gjilan/Gnjilane Basic Court President Zyhdi Haziri.

December 30, 2013

Mid - Term Evaluation of USAID/Kosovo Democratic Effective Municipalities Initiative 

December 30, 2013

Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) Assessment: Kosovo Final Report 

December 30, 2013

Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF) Evaluation

December 30, 2013

Mid - Term Performance Evaluation of the Kosovo Growth and Fiscal Stability Initiative (GFSI) Final Report 

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Last updated: October 15, 2014

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