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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 9:00am

Launch of the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund

Pristina, April 26, 2016 – The U.S. Agency for International Development launched the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund (KCGF) at a ceremony organized today. The event marks the establishment of an independent, local, and sustainable institution that will issue partial loan guarantees to financial institutions thereby increasing access to finance for the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Kosovo and promoting private sector development.

“This Fund is an important opportunity to address one of the key constraints to sustained economic growth in Kosovo -- the lack of access to finance and credit for Kosovo’s businesses. The Fund will help small and medium enterprises obtain much-needed financing from financial institutions and most importantly, we expect the Fund will facilitate $400 million in increased lending and 20,000 new jobs in the next 6 years, “ said U.S. Ambassador Greg Delawie in his opening remarks joined by the Prime Minister of Kosovo Isa Mustafa, Assembly Speaker Kadri Veseli, German Ambassador to Kosovo Angelika Viets, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo Bedri Hamza.

US Ambassador Jacobson and leaders from Kosovo’s judiciary cut the inaugural ribbon
Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 10:45am

Today, U.S. Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson joined leaders from Kosovo’s judiciary in inaugurating the newly renovated Gllogovc/Glogovac branch of the Pristina Basic Court, the 21st court building refurbished in a joint effort by the governments of Kosovo, the United States, and Norway. 

USAID Committed to Support Kosovo’s Development
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 10:30am

U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo Tracey Ann Jacobson, USAID/Kosovo Mission Director Maureen A. Shauket and President of the Republic of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga today signed a bilateral Development Objective Grant Agreement between the two governments.

Young film-makers proudly accepting the awards
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 4:30am

USAID Mission Director Maureen A. Shauket presented “Junior Oscars” Awards to young Kosovar film-makers at a ceremony on Friday December 6, 2013. The third annual “Junior Oscars” competition  was held amongst 50 schools across Kosovo.  Today’s Award Ceremony attracted 200 students at the ODA Theater. The ceremony also included a screening the winning movies.

Supporting Transparent Rule of Law in Kosovo
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 10:00am

A tree planting and plaque unveiling ceremony marked the inauguration of the newly rehabilitated court in Dragash/Dragas. The event also included a lively discussion on the importance of the region’s environmental protection and its role in the general welfare of the area’s population.

USAID and Ministry of Justice Presented Private Enforcement Agents with Certificates of Completion
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 6:45am

Today, USAID Kosovo Mission Director, Maureen A. Shauket, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Hajredin Kuci awarded Certificates of Completion of Initial Professional Skills Training for potential Private Enforcement Agents.

Berries and salads are among the top foods against cancer.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 12:00pm

Pristina, October 31, 2013.  Berries and salads are among the top foods against cancer. In recognition of the October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, USAID/Kosovo on October 31 delivered these healthy locally produced fruits and vegetables known as anti-oxidants to the patients of the Pristina Oncology Institute.  USAID used this opportunity to help stress the importance of good nutrition practices in the fight against breast cancer.

Kosovo recognized among Top Reformer economies in Doing Business 2014
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 11:30am

In yesterdays’ released Doing Business 2014 report by the World Bank, Kosovo was recognized as #5Top Reformer and moved up to #86 rank in overall rankings amongst 189 world economies surveyed. The report shows Kosovo has been amongst 10 economies improving the most across three or more areas measured by Doing Business.

Rehabilitation Center for people with disabilities functions properly thanks to USAID support
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 9:30am

Children with disabilities in the northern part of Kosovo have a better place to exercise and play as USAID invested in the reconstruction of their building. The Rehabilitation Center for people with disabilities located in the North Mitrovica is able to host and train 162 disabled persons of whom 59 are children.  

Grantee speaks about her success as a result of USAID's assistance
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 3:15am

An architect became a successful designer, a teacher started a chalk producing business have one thing in common – they are all USAID beneficiaries. The successes of these two and many others were part of showcasing success that honored 356 young entrepreneurs at a ceremony held on September 10, 2013. 

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