Fact Sheets

The Public Pulse II project is a continuation of Public Pulse (initially launched jointly with UNDP in 2010). This project will continue the work on research and analysis of pertinent issues as a watchdog that will constructively engage the Government of Kosovo and public institutions in research. The project is implemented in cooperation with Kosovo institutions to increase capacities for utilization of data and research methodologies for addressing problems and issues, as well as to assure stability and facilitate dialogue between institutions and citizens.

In a society segregated physically and psychologically by the legacy of conflict, through the National Democratic Institute (NDI), USAID is convening Kosovars of diverse ethnic backgrounds in purposeful dialogue about the issues that both divide and unite them to engender cooperation between communities on issues of shared concern and interest.

The program’s main objectives are to:

The Kosovo is Ready project aims to support advocacy initiatives to protect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, in both the public and private sectors, from discrimination and human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Consistent with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Foreign Assistance Strategy, it advances and protects the civil rights of LGBT individuals and works to prevent backsliding. 

USAID’s Property Rights Program (PRP) is a four-year initiative to improve the legal framework and institutional practices and procedures governing property rights, in order to make it easy and straightforward to acquire, register, use and transfer property in Kosovo. The program is working in close partnership with the Government of Kosovo, selected municipalities, and other relevant local and international stakeholders.

The overall goal of the program is to promote free and fair elections in Kosovo through work with local organizations to conduct thorough election observation. 

The USAID Contract Law Enforcement (CLE) Program is a three year program to improve rule of law in Kosovo and create a better business environment for economic development and investment. The program is built around two strategic goals:

1)    Assisting Kosovo institutions to improve the enforcement of civil judgments, while dramatically reducing the backlog of enforcement cases in the Kosovo court system.

AKT aims to increase constructive interethnic cooperation and interaction between Kosovo’s majority and minority populations, which is vital to the security and stability of the region. The program takes a holistic approach toward the integration of minority populations by partnering with municipalities and other government partners to support the engagement of targeted communities. In particular, the program works to improve conditions to enable ethnic minorities to actively engage in the work force and Government of Kosovo institutions while preserving and protecting their unique cultural heritage.

Šestogodišnji Program podele vlasti pokrenut je 2008. godine u cilju pomoći Srbiji da se približi EU jačanjem pravosudne i zakonodavne grane vlasti.

The six-year USAID Separation of Powers Project (SPP) was launched in 2008 to help Serbia move closer to European Union accession by strengthening the judicial and legislative branches of government.

The Fifth Committee of the U.N. General Assembly—a body responsible for administrative and budgetary issues—recently adopted a measure to allocate $49.9 million to fund UNMEER. The U.N. plans to launch a Global Ebola Response Coalition on October 10, which will bring business, political, and health leaders together to mobilize resources and support for the ongoing response.

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Last updated: May 06, 2016