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 Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF) is a perpetual education fund dedicated to the economic development of Kosovo through the education of its people. KAEF supports educational programs that provide Kosovo’s future leaders with the tools they need to promote the country’s future prosperity.
The overall goal of the program is to strengthen linkages among citizens, political parties, and the Assembly to incentivize government bodies to be more responsive to public interests. In order to achieve that, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) will work to attain three mutually reinforcing objectives:
Inclusive Education and Integration in Kosovo aims to increase access to education and improve the quality of education for children from disadvantaged communities in Kosovo.
The project focuses on integrating vulnerable and disadvantaged children into the educational process and raising awareness about the causes and consequences of discrimination based on language, ethnicity, or other factors.
The analytical and monitoring tool, “Public Pulse,” launched jointly with UNDP in 2010, increases the communication between the public and democratic institutions regarding pertinent issues highlighted by bi-annual research.
Last updated: October 26, 2015