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September 21, 2017

Our Partnerships for Development (PfD) project is working with Kosovo’s Tax Administration to help improve the process for Value Added Tax (VAT) refunds for taxpayers.

September 21, 2017

Women's workforce participation in Kosovo is 18 percent, the lowest in the region, according to a recent report on “Women in the Workforce.” The report was presented on September 6th by the Riinvest Institute, based on the findings from a survey of 600 women on their working conditions, work-life balance, parental leave issues, and other barriers that women in Kosovo face in the work place and job market. The findings will help inform the economic agenda that the Women’s Economic Forum will use to lobby the Government through the National Economic Development Council.

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).

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