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Last updated: September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

Over the last four years, USAID embedded within the Kosovo court system a total of fifteen Backlog Reduction Legal Officers (BRLOs), who served in basic court branches and the Appellate Court.  Since the program began, the main highlights of their work have been the introduction of case screening pilot concepts into courts and the reduction of backlogged cases.  BRLOs have reduced the backlog by over 80 percent in Kosovo’s basic courts.  

September 23, 2020

The National Raspberry Association, ‘Mjedra e Kosoves,’ is supported by USAID’s Agricultural Growth and Rural Opportunities activity.

September 23, 2020

Ardit Alijaj joined Up to Youth’s cohort in the Gjakovë/Đakovica municipality this year.  The USAID Up to Youth Activity focuses on mobilizing and engaging youth in meaningful ways to effect positive change in their communities.

September 11, 2020

The energy sector in Kosovo has been traditionally dominated by men.  Up until 2017, women held only 10 percent of jobs in the energy sector, and most were in administrative positions.  However, in 2017 with USAID funding, a group of women working in the energy sector established the Association of Women in Energy Sector in Kosovo (AWESK) to assist women in overcoming the challenges posed by the energy sector.  The association works to ensure that Kosovo’s energy strategies and policies are gender-sensitive, while also amplifying the contributions of women in energy.  Since its formation, A

September 11, 2020

Building on long-standing USAID-funded technical assistance, the Kosovo Assembly’s Department for Research, Library and Archives (DRLA) created and successfully trained a Budgetary and Financial Analysis Unit.  As its first independent action, the DRLA’s Budgetary and Financial Analysis Unit independently produced and distributed to all members of Parliament (MPs) an analysis of the Government’s 2020 budget.  The analysis included capital cost reviews, comparative budgetary analyses, and a public debt assessment.  

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