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When Ilirjana Gafurri, a political party activist from Peja, Kosovo, won a seat on her local council six years ago, she became an advocate for issues such as better health care and women’s equality in her community.

Private Sector Fills Gap in Kosovo Education System

Across Kosovo, there is no missing the thousands of children. Kosovo isn’t just one of Europe’s poorest countries, it’s also the youngest. More than 35 percent of its population is under 18. 

USAID Helps Media Wizards Expand

Arbër Ibrahimi and Korab Zhuja have a finger on the pulse of Kosovo’s dynamic media market. In a little over a year, the business partners (and cousins) have established Kosovo’s only comprehensive media-monitoring company.

Preparing for Young Entrepreneurs Fair

More than 70 of Kosovo’s most promising up-and-coming entrepreneurs gathered at a first-of-its-kind fair held May 16-18, 2013. The Young Entrepreneurs Fair provided a unique opportunity for these businesses, many of them newly established, to showcase their goods and services before clients, investors and the media.

Regrafting matches supply to demand.

A glut of wine has provoked a crisis in the heart of Kosovo’s grape-growing region. Here, each fall, vineyard owners leave to rot thousands of tons of unsold cabernet, merlot and other wine grapes. Meanwhile, this impoverished country in southeastern Europe imports 30 percent of the table grapes it consumes.

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Last updated: July 11, 2014

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