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Last updated: July 07, 2020

January 20, 2017

Morning for some is 8AM but for a farmer 8AM is midday, as we were told during a visit to Laki Farm, a goat cheese processor in Zvecan on a cold December day. The visit to Kosovo’s northern municipalities was the last USAID field trip for 2016 and it gave USAID Mission Director James Hope and his team an opportunity to meet with many of the beneficiaries in northern Kosovo.

January 20, 2017

As part of its ongoing efforts to institutionalize business registration reforms and further improve the business registration process, the Kosovo Business Registration Agency (KBRA) with support from our USAID Partnerships for Development Program, held a series of four regional workshops with municipal business registration officers from the central and municipal levels.

January 20, 2017

In early November, staff and students at the University of Prishtina’s Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine took the first x-ray of an animal in Kosovo. Professor Daniël Cronk from the University of Minnesota led a week-long workshop on radiology, setting up and using radiology equipment at the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary. “The radiology equipment had been sitting unused for a year at the faculty,” explained professor Cronk. “We took the time to walk through how to use the equipment in detail during the workshop.”

Market Linkages Overpass Political Division in Doing Business in Kosovo

Due to political conditions in this small Balkan country, it is challenging for many Kosovo businesses to create new partnerships within their own ethnic community—let alone to build trust with a business from a different region or ethnic community.

Improving Courts Efficiency

USAID is helping Kosovo’s courts resolve cases more efficiently and reduce processing delays through its Justice System Strengthening Program. In its first year of operations, the program has already yielded significant results.