The overarching goal of EMPOWER Private Sector is to increase competitiveness and facilitate inclusive job creation in selected growth-ready sectors: wood processing, apparel, ICT (information and communications technology), energy efficiency, outdoor tourism, and other opportunistic sectors.
The program works closely with producers and service providers with potential to serve a larger market. Support includes: expanding buyer connections, increasing and improving production, addressing skills needs through specific training and internship programs, and facilitating finance.
To address high levels of unemployment and to enhance a social inclusion agenda in the private sector, the support targets four priority populations: women, youth, ethnic minorities, and other vulnerable groups to address high levels of unemployment.
The program supports a broad range of interventions that have a high job-creation impact.
Results to date:
Geographic Target: Kosovo
Project Duration: July 2014 - July 2019
USAID Contact: Flora Arifi
Last updated: August 04, 2016