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August 12, 2015

The overall goal of the USAID/Kosovo Property Rights Program (PRP) is to improve the property rights In order to build a more detailed understanding of public attitudes to property rights in general, and women’s rights to inherit property in particular, Tetra Tech commissioned UBO Consulting to carry out a survey to gain insights into public opinions on property rights, women’s right to inherit, and satisfaction with court services on resolving property disputes. A representative sample of 1,250 adults living in Kosovo was used to conduct this survey. The sample consisted of three sub-sets: 850 K-Albanians, 200 K-Serbs and 200 K-Other Minorities.1 The survey took place from April 3 - 27, 2015.

October 10, 2014

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

USAID/Kosovo has a buy-in to a Washington-held cooperative agreement with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) to support Kosovo’s Energy Regulatory Office (ERO).  This support takes place through partnership and peer-to-peer exchanges between ERO and U.S. Regulatory Commissions with the objective of facilitating the exchange of information, data, and best practices among regulators.

October 10, 2014

EMPOWER North is designed to build on the support previously provided to businesses in northern Kosovo through the Kosovo Private Enterprise Program. The program provides support to the four northern municipalities of Zubin Potok, Zvečan/Zveçan, Leposavić/Leposaviq, and North Mitrovica with the aim of promoting further economic development and income generation in the region.

The program is working to achieve this by helping businesses get better access to domestic and foreign markets and better integration into the value chain through grant assistance and technical training.

October 10, 2014

USAID developed a loan portfolio guarantee to increase access to finance for Kosovo’s micro, small, and medium enterprises in agricultural value chains, as well as business startups in all sectors.  These guarantees give banks the incentive to lend to business startups and agribusinesses, especially young entrepreneurs and farmers, who would otherwise find it difficult or impossible to obtain financing, in order to demonstrate the potential profitability in these sectors.  USAID is also working to assist Kosovo’s financial sector to introduce new products tailored to meet the specific needs of start-ups and agricultural businesses.

October 10, 2014

EMPOWER Private Sector Support aims to increase competitiveness in growth-ready sectors and facilitate inclusive job creation, while also developing the capacity of local service providers to support the Kosovo private sector and respond to USAID contractor requirements. 

October 10, 2014

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.

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