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Last updated: October 08, 2021

October 7, 2021

Proper functioning of democracy is possible only if young citizens are vocal in the process. Common challenges that impact the young generation such as lack of engagement in public and political life, were at the core of the discussion organized by USAID-supported European Democracy Youth Network (EDYN) on September 15 to mark the International Day of Democracy.

October 7, 2021

Empowering Kosovo citizens to secure their property rights and further stimulate economic development through the legalization of unpermitted buildings requires reaching out to all communities. In order to increase awareness among hard-to-reach communities, USAID, through the Kosovo Economic Governance Activity, has partnered with the Non-Governmental Organization “Voice of Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptians” (VoRAE) to conduct legalization outreach activities with minority communities in twelve (12) Kosovo municipalities. 

October 7, 2021

Zenun Zeneli has been working for the Water Supply Company in Kaçanik for several years.  He is among eight people with disabilities employed out of 396 currently living in Kacanik municipality.

September 23, 2021

When Visar Kelmendi founded Green Energy Technologies (GET) in 2010, one of the main difficulties he faced was the lack of a market for his company’s solar installation products. Fast forward to today, and Visar joined over 200 businesses, solar developers, policymakers, commercial banks, and local organizations in Kosovo's first-ever Solar Forum.

September 22, 2021

This summer, UNDP launched the 20th Public Pulse brief, a flagship research project funded by USAID. The May 2021 Public Pulse surveyed more than 1,300 respondents across all ethnicities in Kosovo. Results indicate a significant increase in people's satisfaction with the performance of key executive, legislative, and judicial institutions relative to the previous poll from December 2020. Executive Cabinet Satisfaction is 59 percent, up 38 points from the December 2020 poll; with the President of Kosovo at 64 percent, up 30 points from December 2020.