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October 27, 2016

October 7, Ambassador Greg Delawie spoke at the inaugural ceremony of the Women’s Economic Forum (WEF). The WEF is an independent body that aims to bring together organizations and individuals under one umbrella to speak with a unified voice on women’s economic development.

October 27, 2016

Chargée d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Pristina Colleen Hyland spoke at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at OSA Termosistem on October 13th, inaugurating a new, more energy efficient production line.  OSA produces a range of thermal-technical equipment for cooling, heating, and ventilation. 

A USAID grant of $27,500 enabled the company to finance the purchase of polyurethane injection equipment for all of their insulated products, replacing their highly-outdated technology. 

October 17, 2016

Charge d’Affaires Colleen Hyland spoke at an event marking the International Day of the Girl Child. This year’s theme was #DadsandDaughters, with a focus  on gender equality within families, specifically related to inheritance and property rights. In her remarks, CDA Hyland highlighted the challenges that women in Kosovo face in owning and inheriting property, and the effect of women’s economic exclusion on the economy as a whole.

August 2, 2016

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.   

Key Results:

August 1, 2016

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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Last updated: February 23, 2017

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