Advancing Kosovo Together – Local Solutions aims to increase constructive interethnic cooperation and interaction, primarily between the majority and minority communities, which is vital to the security and stability of the Balkans. The project is part of USAID maximizing aid efficiency.
The goal of the program is to improve autonomous, horizontal communication between Kosovo majority and minority communities, and between the Government of Kosovo and minority communities.
USAID, through Agricultural Growth and Rural Opportunities (AGRO) Program focuses on increasing agricultural productivity, marketability, and responsiveness to markets, which will enhance the sustainability and competiveness of targeted Kosovar agribusinesses in domestic and export markets.
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.
The overall goal of this program is to strengthen linkages among citizens, political parties, and the Assembly to incentivize government bodies to be more responsive to public interests. To achieve this, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) has three mutually reinforcing objectives:
The goal of Engagement for Equity is to support vulnerable and marginalized groups, and strengthen civil society’s role in influencing the development and effective implementation of policies affecting these communities.
Last updated: September 01, 2016