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Last updated: April 02, 2020

New Economic Opportunities for North
April 2, 2020

New Economic Opportunities for Northern Kosovo promotes economic development in the agriculture sector by providing farmers with micro grants and technical support.

March 6, 2020

The New Partnership Initiative, part of an agency-wide Effective Partnering and Procurement Reform effort, is bringing new voices and, hopefully, new solutions to development challenges.  Local organizations have in-depth knowledge of the local context and fundamentally understand the challenges that can affect the development of new programs.  It is, therefore, essential to work with these organizations in building long-term local capacity, accountability, and sustainability.

March 6, 2020

Education plays a key role in increasing students’ resilience and can ultimately contribute to building a culture of peace.  It can reduce the incidence of radicalization and violent extremism that leads to terrorism.  However, to play this important role, schools must be considered safe spaces, both physically and psychologically, by their students.  Teachers have a crucial role to play through the environment they create in their classrooms.  A safe and positive school environment leads to learning and growth, while the opposite increases susceptibility to negative influences.  To ensure

March 6, 2020

Over 90 percent of the users of free legal aid in Kosovo are satisfied with the services they receive, according to the USAID-funded Mapping of Community Justice Needs report.  However, despite free legal aid being a constitutional guarantee, Kosovo citizens still struggle to access justice.  To help Kosovo’s legal system prioritize resources and tailor services, the USAID Justice Matters activity, in December 2019, presented the second iteration of the report, which identifies the most pressing legal aid needs of Kosovo’s citizens.

February 6, 2020

On January 23, 2020, USAID/Kosovo organized a half-day workshop with local organizations, institutions, donors, and local collectors of recycling materials to discuss the challenges of recycling and the opportunities for social cohesion. Conversations revolved around the health risks, the lack of dialogue with local municipalities, and the need to protect the environment.