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Last updated: November 10, 2022

November 10, 2022

USAID is increasingly utilizing innovation to facilitate a people-centered approach, as a cornerstone for solving justice challenges and identifying new opportunities. As an example, on October 6 USAID hosted the first Kosovo Justice Innovation Summit, which served as the foundation for the launch of the Justice Innovation Network (JIN), designed to engage all citizens that use the justice system in finding new, more effective, and easier ways to solve old problems.

October 21, 2022

The results of a 2020 USAID Up to Youth sponsored Community Mapping exercise with youth from Kacanik found that approximately 60 percent of respondents stated that bullying is one of the most troubling social problems in their municipality. Thanks to an initiative driven by high school students, this might be about to change.  

October 21, 2022

Expanding women’s participation in traditionally male-dominated sectors like energy creates tangible economic empowerment outcomes for women, improves business performance, and helps countries create strong, resilient economies.

October 21, 2022

Property rights are fundamental to private enterprise, individual independence, economic development, and security. The informality of Kosovo’s property sector, including the lack of clarity in legislation and the inconsistent enforcement of rights makes all of these goals nearly impossible to attain for many, especially women. USAID’s five-year Property Governance Activity is designed to reduce corruption, advance women’s empowerment, and improve formal property rights and investments in real property. 

October 7, 2022

Trust and friendship between Bardhyl Dobroshi and Milan Dobric may not have been instant, but their connection is durable; grounded in their shared love for expressing their ideas through their art.  These two young artists who come from Albanian and Serbian communities in Kosovo, met in a cafe in North Mitrovica and chatted about common interests.