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Last updated: October 07, 2022

October 7, 2022

Mentorship can be a powerful motivator for those with the potential and energy to drive change.  A six-month USAID Leadership Mentorship Program, implemented by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) fostered deeper networks between current and future women leaders at the local level.

September 23, 2022

Finding common values, shared concerns, and mutual interests are the first steps toward reconciliation among people with different backgrounds.  Community Building Mitrovica (CBM), a local non-governmental organization and USAID’s partner, has introduced Cohesion Circles: groups of active citizens from different ethnic groups who come together to identify issues or opportunities that will help improve lives of their own communities while bridging cultural and religious divides. 

September 23, 2022

USAID Compete Activity wants to help local companies find those new markets; it is facilitating wood processing companies’ participation in major trade fairs in Europe, which allows them to exhibit their products, network, and build key connections. 

September 23, 2022

USAID supported Kosovo stakeholders in drafting The Rules of Procedure document, which will improve transparency and enable citizens to hold Members of Parliament (MP) in the Assembly accountable to its promises. The Rules of Procedure provide the public with greater access to MPs, for example, through public hearings, which will help educate citizens and foster greater participation and investment in the Assembly’s work. By overseeing the actions of the executive branch, the Assembly will be better able to speak on behalf of Kosovans, and require that they deliver on the issues that impact citizens’ quality of life. 

September 8, 2022

Earlier this year, more than 70 TAK employees from regional offices throughout Kosovo completed a Customer Service Training, supported by USAID's Economic Governance Activity.  The training enables employees to better identify taxpayer expectations, improve customer service practices, and ensure a consistent approach across seven regional TAK offices.