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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.

U.S. Coordinator of Assistance for Europe and Eurasia Daniel Rosenblum (left), World Bank Country Director for Southeast Europe
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 1:30pm

International donors came together in Pristina for a May 14th conference on sustainable energy for Kosovo. The conference was hosted by the Kosovo government in cooperation with the World Bank and the European Union.  The U.S. Coordinator of Assistance for Europe and Eurasia Daniel Rosenblum joined Joost Korte, EU Deputy Director-General of Enlargement, and Ellen Goldstein, World Bank Country Director for Southeast Europe, in pledging some $200 million to the development of Kosovo's energy sector.

Officials cut the inaugural ribbon of the newly rehabilitated court in Lipjan
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 10:00am

USAID continues to assist the Kosovo Judicial Council and the courts to implement their reorganization efforts to improve court efficiency and transparency.  The reform focuses on the implementation of procedural and administrative changes, as well as court facility upgrades. 

In that regard, on May 13 Kosovo judicial leaders, together with representatives of the U.S. and Norway, inaugurated the newly renovated Lipjan/Lipljan Branch Court of the Pristina Basic Court. 

Kosovo blueberries - USAID expert explains to climatic conditions for growing blueberries
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 10:00am

High-bush blueberries are a fast-emerging crop with bright future and great marketing opportunities in the region. At present, there are around 20 small blueberry plantations in northern Kosovo, but current or potential growers face challenges such as a lack of technical knowledge, marketing and financial information, and advisory assistance.

USAID Director Maureen A. Shauket with students of dental school in Mitrovicë on the Global Youth Service Day celebration
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 4:00am

 

Global Youth Service Day Celebrated in Kosovo

Sports Center in Vushtrri/Vuctirn was bustling with youth on the morning of April 25th known as Global Youth and Service Day. Kosovo youth were celebrating this day by exhibiting their works and projects in chemistry, biology, architecture, arts and culture, social work and other fields.

Over 120 young people participated in the opening of the three-day Science and Technology Fair. Youth from different municipalities presented their knowledge to the visitors.

USAID Director Maureen A. Shauket and Minister of Trade and Industry Mimoza Kusari-Lila sign the MOU
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 8:00am

 

USAID Providing More Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs

Some 296 youngsters, all USAID grant beneficiaries, will be able to present their products and services at an Entrepreneurs Fair in May, 2013. This was made possible following a Memorandum of Understanding signed by USAID Director Maureen A. Shauket and Deputy Prime Minister of Economy and Minister of Trade and Industry Kusari-Lila on April 22.

US Charge D'Affaires Kelly Degnan tests the bottle crusher on Earth Day
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 7:45am

 

Kosovo celebrates Earth Day

Students and teachers of Elena Gjika, Naim Frasheri and Hilmi Rakovica schools in Pristina were enthusiastic to demonstrate their knowledge and work about environment protection to citizens passing by Mother Teresa Street, the busiest street in Pristina.

A teacher from Zekeria Rexha school in Gjakova during the filming.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 1:30pm

Brings More Kosovo Students into Digital Age: Over the past two years,the USAID Basic Education Program has succeeded in establishing student technical support clubs at 22 Kosovo primary schools to maintain the schools’ digital equipment and to train other young people to do the same. The initiative has become so popular that the RTK public television network has launched a 10-part series of programs called “21st Century Students”. The first episode was filmed at a school in Gjakovë/Djakovica and aired last Saturday (April 13).

USAID Mission Director Maureen A. Shauket, U.S. Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson (middle) and Czech Ambassador Jiří Doležel
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 12:15pm

USAID and the Czech Development Agency have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide more educational opportunities for Kosovo’s Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian (RAE) community. U.S. Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson, USAID Mission Director Maureen A. Shauket and Czech Ambassador Jiří Doležel participated in the signing ceremony in Pristina on Monday, April 8, which is recognized as International Day of the Roma. The Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Office of the Coordinator of U.S.

Teachers learning to bind books
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 4:15pm

As part of a broad program designed to improve basic education, USAID organized regional book-making workshops for teachers, most recently in Novo Brdo.

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