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Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund
September 11, 2017

A three-year EMPOWER Credit Support (ECS) Program that concluded in July 2017 established a local, independent, sustainable credit guarantee facility, the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund (KCGF). The Fund is designed to issue portfolio loan guarantees to financial institutions to cover up to 50 percent of the risk for loans and thereby increase lending to MSMEs.

Transparent, Effective and Accountable Municipalities
September 8, 2017

USAID’s Transparent, Effective and Accountable Municipalities (TEAM) project will bolster the ongoing efforts of Kosovo’s government institutions and independent agencies to strengthen accountability and effectiveness in public procurement as a means of improving public services and enhancing public trust, especially at the municipal level. By working closely with municipal partners and supporting linkages with the central government, independent agencies and civil society, the activity will strengthen key government champions and promote local change, creating a sustainable impact.

A Kosovar alpinist Arineta Mula supports DIA’s awareness campaign #AsUne (#NeitherI) that calls on voters not to vote for corrupted candidates    Everest, May 2017
September 8, 2017

This program supports the Democracy in Action (DIA) coalition’s domestic election monitoring mission to confirm the fairness of elections, encourage and educate citizens to exercise their voting rights, and increase public confidence in the electoral process.  Democracy in Action (DIA) is a coalition of Kosovar CSOs engaged in election monitoring activities and electoral reform since 2007. In 2017 the coalition became a full member of the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO).

Support to Parliamentary Research Activity in Kosovo
September 8, 2017

The Support to Parliamentary Research activity supports the Department for Research, Library and Archives (DRLA) within the Kosovo’s Assembly by strengthening the DRLA’s ability to fulfil the parliamentary committees’ need for high-quality, objective research and by providing parliamentary research reports for the DRLA.

September 7, 2017

Raspberry production in Kosovo is booming, and the introduction of new varieties from USAID’s agriculture programs has significantly extended the growing season.  New methods of growing, handling, packaging, and marketing have also increased crop yields, quality, market-reach, and price.  On August 14th, Ambassador Delawie and his team were on hand at a Ferizaj raspberry orchard to celebrate this year’s successful raspberry crop, to meet with local farmers, and to join in the harvest.  The orchard belonged to Trimor Hyseni, a 27-year-old university graduate in economics and agric


Last updated: November 01, 2017

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