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January 12, 2018

One of the main challenges that Kosovo’s private sector faces is limited access to financing, but the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund (KCGF) has already proven successful in addressing this obstacle. Established by USAID, this initiative positively impacts business growth and job creation. Within just one year, KCGF granted a total of 1677 loans exceeding $31million (€26million). More importantly, the Swedish Government finalized its long-standing commitment to contribute to the Fund at a ceremony on December 6.

January 12, 2018

Improving public procurement processes requires internal measures and procedures to ensure proper and sustainable operations. To that end on December 4, USAID Mission Director James Hope and Chairperson for the Public Procurement Regulatory Commission (PPRC) Safet Hoxha signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that strengthens joint efforts to fight corruption in public procurement in Kosovo.

January 12, 2018

In an effort to increase public understanding of current justice reforms, we hosted an open discussion in partnership with Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC). The discussion held on December 6 was part of the Anti-Corruption Week activities, and included a major focus on the progress made in the reviewing and processing of corruption cases.

January 12, 2018

Corruption is the word used by so many to describe the abuse of power for personal gains. On the International Anticorruption Day our grantee Levizja Fol (Speak Movement) changed the word ending -ON, a signal for something that is working, is alive and is in action, to – OFF. “While we cannot change the word itself, for one day we changed its meaning,” was their slogan for the day.

December 8, 2017

Chargé d'Affaires Colleen Hyland joined Representative Eliot Engel, MCC Senior Representative Jonathan Nash, Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, and USAID Mission Director Jim Hope to launch the Foundation and kick off the implementation of the $49M Threshold program focused on energy efficiency and transparent governance.  As Chargé Hyland noted, the event was “the culmination of the hard work and perseverance of so many who believe in Kosovo’s future and in the power of the MCC to help Kosovo achieve its goals.”

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